After arriving on the BBC in the UK back in September 2022, Steven Moffat's Inside Man is now available to stream on Netflix.


The four-part series follows two seemingly unconnected stories that entangle characters in unexpected ways: a vicar in a small English town, and a prisoner on death row in the US, who used to be a criminology professor.

When a maths teacher is kidnapped and imprisoned in a basement, the two worlds collide, and a dark, thrilling ride ensues, which has left many fans clamouring for a second instalment or spin-off.

While we wait for more news on season 2, why not watch or re-watch season 1? Read on for everything you need to know about how to watch Inside Man.

Is Inside Man on Netflix?

David Tennant as Harry Watling in Inside Man.
David Tennant as Harry Watling in Inside Man. BBC/Hartswood/Kevin Baker

Yes! Inside Man released internationally on Netflix on October 31st 2022 after arriving on the BBC in the UK in September.

The series is a co-production between BBC Studios and Netflix.

What is Inside Man about?

Atkins Estimond as Dillon Kempton (left) with Stanley Tucci as Jefferson Grieff and Lydia West as Beth Davenport in Inside Man.
Dillon Kempton (Atkins Estimond), Jefferson Grieff (Stanley Tucci) and Beth Davenport (Lydia West) in Inside Man. BBC/Hartswood/Kevin Baker

The official synopsis for the four-part series says: "In the US, a prisoner on death row (Stanley Tucci) is seeking atonement as he faces execution. On a train in England, a journalist (Lydia West) is looking for a story.

"In a quiet little village, a vicar (David Tennant) is picking up his son’s maths tutor (Dolly Wells) from the station. All four are about to be entangled in a dilemma that could lead one of them to murder..."

Other than this the plot of Inside Man remains tightly under wraps, with plenty of surprises sure to be in store.

Inside Man cast

Lydia West as Beth Davenport in Inside Man.
Lydia West as Beth Davenport in Inside Man. BBC/Hartswood/Kevin Baker

After his chilling performance in 2020's ITV drama Des, as well as a long list of TV credits including Deadwater Fell, Broadchurch and Doctor Who, David Tennant has more than shown his capabilities with challenging roles and is poised to do the same in this series.

Lydia West, fresh from her work on Russell T Davies' drama It's A Sin, is another exciting name on the cast roster. Her portrayal as Jill, the strong and friendly activist during the 1980s and 1990s AIDS crisis in London, was widely praised.

Also signed up for the project is Hollywood regular Stanley Tucci. He's recently been seen on screen across from Colin Firth in romantic-drama Supernova, as well as Feud, The King’s Man and Spotlight.

Dracula's Dolly Wells also plays a significant role in the show – she's recently appeared on screens in dystopian dating series Soulmates and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar-nominated film Can You Ever Forgive Me?.

The cast also includes the show's creator Steven Moffat's son Louis Oliver, who plays Tennant's character Harry's son Ben.

Here's a full list of the announced cast for Inside Man:

  • David Tennant as Harry Watling
  • Stanley Tucci as Jefferson Grieff
  • Dolly Wells as Janice Fife
  • Lydia West as Beth Davenport
  • Lyndsey Marshal as Mary Watling
  • Louis Oliver as Ben Watling
  • Atkins Estimond as Dillon Kempton
  • Mark Quartley as Edgar Hopperwood
  • Dylan Baker as Casey

Who is behind-the-scenes on Inside Man?

David Tennant in Inside Man
David Tennant in Inside Man. BBC/Hartswood/Paul Stephenson

As well as familiar faces on screen, the talent behind the scenes for Inside Man is just as reliably strong.

Steven Moffat, known for his BAFTA and Emmy-winning work on Doctor Who and Sherlock, serves as writer and creator for the series, with Sue Vertue serving as an executive producer on the show.

Turns out, they're just as thrilled at the cast list as we are – in a statement following the cast being announced, they wrote: "We’re a bit stunned, and very excited, at the acting talent we’re managing to assemble for this show. Can’t wait to crawl out of our lockdown bunker and get to work."

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All episodes of Inside Man have been directed by Paul McGuigan, with Alex Mercer as producer.

Inside Man trailer

You can watch the full trailer for Inside Man right here, now.

Inside Man is available to watch on BBC iPlayer and Netflix. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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