The Beast Must Die is a new five-part series that will debut on BritBox. But who is in the cast?
The highly anticipated five-part revenge thriller was filmed on the Isle of Wight in 2020.
The Beast Must Die is based on the crime thriller of the same name, first published by Nicholas Blake.
How can I see The Beast Must Die?
The first two episodes air on May 27, with the remaining three airing on Thursdays each week.
Fans can stream the series through BritBox – the BBC and ITV’s online streaming service.
Therefore, those who want to watch must subscribe to the platform.
A seven-day free trial is available, and a monthly subscription costs £ 5.99 per month.
Someone has to die, but the big question is who? That is the decision for a new teacher @BritBox_UK Drama ‘The Beast Must Die’.
Cush Jumbo, the star of the show, tells Phillip and Holly all about it. 👇 pic.twitter.com/qnwL6oJxGx
– This morning (@thismorning) May 26, 2021
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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 [Jumbo]’s character is actually male. Instinctively it felt pretty familiar now, and I personally got a lot 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. “
Cush Jumbo confessed this morning (May 26) that she felt guilty about playing the mother role.
She said, “There was Cush before I had a child and now it’s really different to have one.
“My son was with me on the island to film everything. On the one hand, you can connect deeply with what Frances is going through, on the other hand, I would feel guilty if I got hugs and kisses from my son. “
Who is in the cast of The Beast Must Die?
Cush Jumbo plays the main character of the series, Frances Cairnes.
The series follows Frances as she desperately tries to seek justice for her young son, who was killed in a hit-and-run.
Cush is best known for her role as Lucca Quinn on the US television series The Good Wife and its spin-off The Good Fight.
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She also played as DC Bethany Whelan in ITV crime drama Vera.
Cush plays alongside Billy Howle, who plays Detective Nigel Strangeways.
His character is a former London police officer who took up a job on the Isle of Wight where Frances’ son was killed.
Who else is starring on the show?
Billy is known to many for playing Herman Knippenberg on the BBC series The Serpent.
He’s also made a name for himself in Hollywood, playing alongside Saoirse Ronan in the movie On Chesil Beach.
The Beast Must Die also stars actor Jared Harris, who plays George Rattery.
George is the prime suspect in the hit-and-run case.
The couple aren’t the only big names on the show, however.
Geraldine James, nominated by Bafta, also stars in the series.
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