• Yael Stone and Noah Taylor star in SBS's compelling new crime drama Deep Water (Photo by Sean O'Reilly) (SBS)
A body is found in a Bondi beachfront apartment. Is this brutal murder a domestic, a robbery gone wrong or something far more sinister?
12 Sep 2016 - 9:46 AM  UPDATED 6 Oct 2016 - 9:01 AM

In the 1980s and 1990s a wave of murders bloodied the idyllic coastline of Sydney’s eastern suburbs. There were 80 murders, 30 unsolved cases and thousands of assaults. The victims: young homosexual men. 

Deep Water is SBS’s new four-part drama series inspired by these true events, recontextualised to be set in contemporary Bondi, and featuring a stellar cast of Australian actors.

When the body of a young man is found in a beachfront apartment in Bondi, Detectives Tori Lustigman (Yael Stone) and Nick Manning (Noah Taylor) are assigned the case. Is this brutal murder a domestic, a robbery gone wrong or something far more sinister?

As other ritualistic murders occur, they discover the killer is using a social networking app to entice his victims. Anyone using the app is now at risk, and it's a race against the clock to catch the serial killer before he strikes again.

With mounting evidence to suggest the perpetrator has killed before, Tori and Nick start digging through old investigations. The discovery is shocking. They uncover up to 80 possible murders of men that took place in the 80s and 90s in NSW – unexplained deaths, ‘suicides’ and disappearances. Haunted by the disappearance of her teenage brother, Tori’s fascination with the case soon turns to fixation.

As they investigate past crimes, they become convinced that the current killer is somehow connected. In reopening the cold cases the detectives reveal the hidden truth about the past murders and uncover critical evidence leading to the killer. In doing so they finally give closure to the victims’ families bybringing the killers, both past and present, to justice.

Deep Water will air over two big weeks, premiering Wednesday October 5 at 8.30pm on SBS.

Watch the first episode in full at SBS OnDemand or right here

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