The Devil’s Hour series to star Jessica Raine, Peter Capaldi

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Jessica Raine and Peter Capaldi are taking on the lead roles in the Amazon limited series The Devil's Hour, which is being produced by Hartswood Films. This show is clearly already in production, because Hartswood released a promotional image that shows Raine on set with a clapperboard beside her head.

Scripted by Tom Moran, The Devil's Hour will consist of six episodes and tell the story of 

Lucy Chambers (Raine), a woman who wakes up every night at exactly 3.33AM, in the middle of the so-called devil’s hour between 3AM and 4AM.

Lucy Chambers’ eight-year-old son is withdrawn and emotionless. Her mother speaks to empty chairs. Her house is haunted by the echoes of a life that isn’t her own. Now, when her name is inexplicably connected to a string of brutal murders in the area, the answers that have evaded her all these years will finally come into focus.

That sounds interesting, but the show gets even more intriguing when you hear a description of the character former Doctor Who star Capaldi will be playing: he's a "reclusive nomad, driven by a murderous obsession". Now I'm totally on board to watch this show. Capaldi's nomad 

becomes the prime target of a police manhunt led by compassionate detective Ravi Dhillon.

Dhillon is being played by Nikesh Patel. Also in the cast are Meera Syal, Alex Ferns, Phil Dunster, Barbara Marten, Thomas Dominique, Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty, John Alastair, Sandra Huggett, and Benjamin Chivers.

Moran is executive producing The Devil's Hour with Hartswood bosses Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue. Johnny Allan of Netflix's The Irregulars is directing.

Raine's previous credits include 2019's Carmilla, Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, and the shows Call the Midwife, Wolf Hall, and Patrick Melrose. She was on an episode of Doctor Who back when Matt Smith was playing The Doctor, and she played Doctor Who founding producer Verity Lambert in the TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time.

The Devil's Hour series Jessica Raine

Source: Deadline

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