AMC+ is bringing an original six-part revenge thriller to its library called The Beast Must Die, that will star BAFTA Award-winning actor Jared Harris (Chernobyl, Mad Men) and Cush Jumbo OBE (The Good Wife, The Good Fight). The gripping six-part series will premiere on Monday, July 5 on AMC+ and on Monday, July 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on AMC. The remaining episodes will continue to debut on AMC+ one week ahead of their AMC linear airings on Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Geraldine James (Downton Abbey, Back to Life), Nathaniel Parker (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, The Outcast), Maeve Dermody (Marcella, Carnival Row), Douggie McMeekin (Chernobyl, Harlots), Mia Tomlinson (The Lost Pirate Kingdom) and Barney Sayburn round out the star-studded cast.
A synopsis of the first two episodes is now available and sets the tone for what is sure to be an exciting series:
“After learning the police investigation into the fatal hit and run of her young son Martie has been dropped, Frances Cairnes (Jumbo) takes matters into her own hands. Posing as a novelist researching a new murder-mystery, Frances ingratiates herself with the family of George Rattery (Harris), the man she suspects is responsible, and sets a plan in action to kill him. She’s tracked by detective Nigel Strangeways (Billy Howle, ‘The Serpent’, ‘MotherFatherSon’), who has reason to believe his department covered up George’s involvement in the incident. Suffering from PTSD following the recent death of his partner, Strangeways throws himself into pursuing justice for Martie. But when he discovers an “undercover” Frances living with George and his family, Strangeways finds himself working to both prove George’s guilt and head off Frances’s plans for revenge before anyone else dies.”
AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV and full access to targeted streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited.
Episode One of The Beast Must Die premieres Monday, July 5 on AMC+ and Monday, July 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on AMC. And Episode Two premieres Monday, July 12 on AMC+ and Monday, July 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on AMC
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