The story of a man and his stalker shocks even Stephen King

This month, a new series appeared on Netflix that deals with a true story and has impressed and shocked not only “ordinary” viewers, but now also the successful author Stephen King.

Which series is this about? Reindeer Baby started on Netflix on April 11, 2024 and is now at the top of the streaming service’s most popular series. The British series is based on a play by Richard Gadd and his true story.

The plot follows comedian Donny Dunn (played by Richard Gadd) and his strange relationship with his stalker. This relationship ultimately leads to a confrontation with repressed trauma.

In order to finance his life, the comedian works part-time in a pub, where one day he serves a woman named Martha (played by Jessica Gunning). He buys her some tea on the house since she doesn’t have any money with her. The woman then develops an unhealthy affection for him, comes to the pub every day, terrorizes him with tons of emails and stalks him every step of the way.

Reindeerbaby tells the true story of a comedian and his stalker

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How does Stephen King react? In a post on

Whether his reaction is simply praise because he thinks the series is very well made or whether the story behind it shocked him, only King himself knows. Because we don’t get any more words from him.

Considering that Baby Reindeer is based on a true story and deals with a pretty sensitive subject, it could easily be both.

Viewers find: The only appropriate reaction

How do other users react to King’s words? “That is the only appropriate response to this series. “It’s so much, so real, so uncomfortable, just such depth,” one user commented on Stephen King’s post. “I can agree with that. I’m on episode 5 and I can’t stop thinking about this story! ‘Holy Shit’ is the appropriate response,” another user agreed.

Although many simply agree with the author, there are also a few fans who are concerned about his reaction. “Stop being afraid. It’s scary when you’re scared,” writes one user. To which another responds: “If Stephen King is scared, we should run.”

If you consider that Stephen King himself wrote a story with his novel “Misery” that impressively deals with the topic of stalking, his reaction is probably all the more interesting.

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