Baby Reindeer is a new drama-thriller that has arrived on Netflix and was created by and stars Richard Gadd.

The comedian turned his award-winning one-man Edinburgh Fringe show into a seven-part series for the streaming platform.

The idea for the story came from Gadd's experience of being stalked by a woman following a small act of kindness.

Gadd first met the stalker, whom he has called 'Martha', while he was working in a pub, and he offered her a free cup of tea which seemingly led to an obsession with him.

Over the course of three years, she sent him more than 41,000 emails, voicemails totalling 350 hours, dozens of social media messages and 106 pages of letters.

As reported by the Radio Times he said: "In a weird way, I first started feeling like this could be a good story during the whole ordeal itself.

"It was one of the most intense periods, when I was listening to these voicemails [that she'd sent]. I'd go to sleep at night and... her words would bounce around my eyelids."

He added: "I remember thinking, 'God, if I was ever to speak about this onstage, I'd fire the words around. Put the voicemails in a big cacophony and fire it.' That's how the play was born."

Baby Reindeer full cast list

  • Richard Gadd as Donny
  • Jessica Gunning as Martha
  • Nava Mau as Teri
  • Tom Goodman-Hill as Darrien
  • Danny Kirrane as Gino
  • Michael Wildman as Greggsy
  • Shalom Brune-Franklin as Keeley
  • Nina Sosanya as Liz
  • Mark Lewis Jones as Gerry
  • Hugh Coles as Francis
  • Alexandria Riley as Culver

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  • Thomas Coombes as Daniels
  • Amanda Root as Elle
  • Chloe Driver as a comedian
  • Josh Finan as Diggsy
  • Tom Durant Pritchard as Jason
  • Jim Caesar as Bijou

All episodes of Baby Reindeer are available to watch right now on Netflix