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Netflix viewers have gone into meltdown after discovering a new thriller based on a true and terrifying stalking tale.

Scottish comedian Richard Gadd retells the traumatic experience of being stalked for years in the tense mini-series - Baby Reindeer.

After offering a woman a free cup of tea at the pub where he pulled pints, Gadd was flooded with 40,000 emails, 740 tweets and a staggering 350 worth of voicemails as well as hundreds of letters, in a harassment case that spanned over five years. 

Despite telling police, there was unfortunately not much they could do because the unwelcome communication was not 'obviously' threatening.

Using his trauma, Gadd created a play called Baby Reindeer - a nickname his stalker had given him which has now been transformed into the haunting Netflix series.

Scottish comedian Richard Gadd has transformed his own terrifying stalking experience into a new haunting mini series on Netflix called Baby Reindeer (Richard Gadd as Donny, pictured)

Scottish comedian Richard Gadd has transformed his own terrifying stalking experience into a new haunting mini series on Netflix called Baby Reindeer (Richard Gadd as Donny, pictured)

Martha, who is based on Gadd's stalker, becomes enthralled with actor-writer Donny after he offers her a free cup of tea at the pub where he works (Jessica Gunning as Martha, pictured)

Martha, who is based on Gadd's stalker, becomes enthralled with actor-writer Donny after he offers her a free cup of tea at the pub where he works (Jessica Gunning as Martha, pictured)

Reframing his own dreadful experience, the hair-raising show centres around the life of comedian hopeful Donny (Richard Gadd) who is being harassed by Martha (Jessica Gunning).

Mirroring Gadd's tale, Martha becomes obsessed with the actor-writer after he gives her a free cup of tea in the boozer. 

Initially Donny appreciated the attention from Martha - and even sometimes flirted back.

However as the stalker begins to cross boundaries as we see their friendly encounter turn into a terrifying tale, unearthing Donny's past trauma of sexual abuse.

'Stalking on television tends to be very sexed-up,' Gadd told Netflix. 

'It has a mystique. It's somebody in a

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