The Beast Must Die is BritBox’s first commissioned drama series.
This exciting five-part thriller has already been sold to US broadcaster AMC – it’s supposed to be that good.
So what is it about? And who is in it? And when will it air in the UK?
What is The Beast Must Die about?
The Beast Must Die is charged for a revenge thriller starring Jared Harris.
It is a modern adaptation of the classic of the same name by Nicholas Blake (the pseudonym of the poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis).
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The original story follows a crime writer who takes revenge on the man he believes killed his son.
However, this television version is set to follow a grieving mother who tries to infiltrate the life of a man she believes killed her son.
It’s also on British shores – on the Isle of Wight.
One of its stars, Cush Jumbo, recently said on an AMC panel that the place was very atmospheric.
Cush said, “We were on this island. These characters are trapped on this island. Everything is cyclical and is powered in a different way. “
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Little is known about the plot so far.
Who wrote the series?
The series was written by Gaby Chiappe, who adapted the plot for modern audiences.
Printed in an interview IndieWireShe says she purposely switched the plot to focus on a mother rather than a father.
So she said, “In the book, Cush’s character is actually male. Instinctively it felt pretty familiar now, and personally I was much more interested in this character as a woman.
“The mechanics of forensics are changing. But what happens internally to people, this journey is still the same. “
Who is in there
Jared Harris leads this stellar cast and is likely to receive top billing.
Judging from a preview clip, it seems likely that Jared will play the “killer” in question.
As the short clip shows, he’s a foreboding character who can definitely kill.
Other stars include Cush Jumbo (The Good Woman), Billy Howle (Witness for the Protection) and Nathaniel Parker (Vanity Fair).
What else was Jared Harris in?
Jared Harris, 59, is an award-winning British actor.
He is best known for his roles as Lane Pryce in Mad Men, King George VI in The Crown, and Valery Legasov in Chernobyl.
He has received several awards over the years.
In fact, he won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his leading role in Charnobyl.
When is the Beast Must Die going extinct in the UK?
It can be streamed on BritBox from May.
How does BritBox work?
BritBox is a joint venture between the BBC and ITV.
It’s a video subscription service not dissimilar to Netflix or AppleTV.
However, it mainly focuses on previous television series.
There are dozen of classic shows and movies that can be streamed on the service.
But there will also be original productions, including The Beast Must Die.
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