If you haven't heard a whisper about Deadwater Fell yet, you've been living under a rock.

The new drama filmed in various locations in Scotland, including Paisley and Kilbarchan, is directed by former Kilwinning Academy pupil Lynsey Miller and stars Broadchurch star David Tennant as well as Cush Jambo (The Good Wife and The Good Fight) Anna Madeley (Patrick Melrose and The Crown) and Matthew McNulty (Versailles and Cleaning Up).

Telling the story of a small community rocked by a heinous crime, the community is particularly cared for by a certain cheeky-eyed junior policeman, played by Lorn Macdonald.

"People seem to be enjoying it, which is always fun" Lorn tells The Glasgow Times. "I usually watch it a few days after everyone else so I get the hype and then I slowly get around to watching it.

"My mum preferred episode one, but I preferred the second one - I'm getting into it more now".

And there certainly is a load of hype around the show, as various fan theories have emerged online.

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"I'm intrigued by the theories" laughs Lorn.

"I know what happens in it because everyone I was working with was talking about it, but I always tried to keep away from reading the whole script so I could watch it and play a guessing game myself. Some of the theories are wild."

Spotted by Lynsey after winning a Scottish Bafta for Best Actor after his role as Spanner in Beats, Lorn is yet to let the excitement of his new role go to his head - and he still took the opportunity to learn as much as he could from David Tenant.

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"It was really cool to act alongside everyone, who were so lovely. We'd all have lunch together.

"David tenant was everything you wanted him to be - he was professional, and a good example how to work on a set like that. He knew the names of everyone, from the caterers to the kids that are buzzing around.

"He actually put me onto watching Succession, which I got properly hooked on. It was quite good getting to chat about something that wasn't just work" Lorn laughed.

"There was a funeral scene in episode two where David had a monologue about his daughters, and I don't think that before that it had hit me it was really David Tenant. We were sitting and he was doing his thing. He had to do it several times because there are so many shots and he just did it over and over and over again.

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"There was a few moments when I knew the camera wasn't on me I thought 'this is funny. I've watched this guy in so many things since I was 14 and now I'm just sat here being paid, actually being paid to watch him do his thing'. It felt like a momentous moment in my career to be sitting, doing nothing, watching David Tennant cry continuously and being paid to do so."

In his role as the junior police officer helping to investigate the crime at the crux of the drama, Lorn worked closely with Matthew McNulty who was his superior.

"I spent a lot of time in a car with Matthew, just sitting about in police cars chatting about football and Manchester and stuff like that. He's a really good guy and he did a good job in this as well - I think he's killing it."

The 27-year-old from Edinburgh first made his debut in the previously mentioned beats, for which he won a Bafta. Since then he has popped up everywhere, from the stage to the screen in Outlander and Shetland, and will make an appearance in an upcoming period drama in Netflix.

Despite his successes, it is not Hollywood that is catching Lorn's eye but rather, Scotland.

"There has been an increase in strong television, that is at least filmed up here in Scotland if not based here, which I think is really exciting.

"It's nice to be a part of that influx of quality in Scotland, to represent that as a whole" added Lorn.

"A few years ago I would have been saying that there is so much good drama happening down south but it feels like Scotland is the place to be now, especially for directors."

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According to Lorn, Scotland and its character psyche is the perfect backdrop for both dramas like Deadwater Fell, and the stereotypical Scottish comedies that we have come to know and love.

"Scotland is so dour and depressing and tragic and yet it is so beautiful and we are a hilarious bunch.

"We are the perfect people and setting for drama and comedy. When something does hit home with the rest of the world, it hits harder when it's from Scotland. It is such a visceral and powerful and passionate place that emotion doesn't seem put on or fake or out of place. It's just where we live."