Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat are teaming up once again with the announcement from Amazon Prime Video that the former Doctor has been cast in the forthcoming thriller The Devil’s Hour.
Moffat will be producing alongside his wife Sue Vertue for their production company Hartswood Films, with the script written by up and coming British writer Tom Moran.
The six-part series looks set to be a chilling affair, with the title referring to the time between 3:00 and 4:00am – when the devil is said to be at his most, well, devilish. The story follows Lucy Chambers (Jessica Raine) who, as if she didn’t have enough on her plate with her emotionally withdrawn son and her mother talking to empty chairs, also has to cope with a series of brutal murders striking fear into the area.
Capaldi plays a reclusive nomad driven by a murderous obsession who, not surprisingly, becomes the focus of the police investigation. Other cast members include Nikesh Patel and Meera Syal.
The production, to be directed by Johnny Allan who recently oversaw episodes of The Irregulars, is one of the first original UK productions from Amazon Prime Video.
Director of European Amazon Originals Georgia Brown says:
“The Devil’s Hour is a gripping story from an exciting new voice, with a dream team behind and in front of the camera. We’re thrilled to be working with Tom, Steven and Sue on this new project, and we can’t wait to share news of the great British talent set to feature in this series.”
There’s no word yet on exactly when The Devil’s Hour will reach the screen (except 2022 is a good bet) but we’ll keep you updated.