AMC Networks Acquires Revenge Thriller The Beast Must Die Starring Jared Harris
AMC Networks today announced that it has acquired the six-part revenge thriller The Beast Must Die, which will premiere on AMC and AMC+ later this year. The series is produced in partnership with BritBox UK, New Regency Television International and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free.
Based on the novel by Nicholas Blake (pen name of Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis CBE), The Beast Must Die tells the story of a grieving mother who infiltrates the life of the man she believes killed her son. The series stars Bafta-winning and Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actor Jared Harris (Chernobyl, The Terror, Mad Men), Cush Jumbo OBE (The Good Wife, The Good Fight), Billy Howle (The Serpent, MotherFatherSon), Nathaniel Parker (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, The Outcast) and Geraldine James (Downton Abbey, Back to Life).
“This series will be something special for AMC and our AMC+ subscribers," Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks, said in a statement. "The Beast Must Die honors the novel upon which it is based with a fantastic piece of television that cuts to the heart of grief, hate, revenge and allows us to ask questions about our own humanity in a remarkably engaging and suspenseful way.”
“We are beyond thrilled that The Beast Must Die is going to be shown on AMC, and couldn’t ask for a better television home in the U.S. that stands for bold, quality drama," Ed Rubin, Head of New Regency Television International, said. "We hope audiences will be drawn into this emotional thriller and can’t wait for it to go out into the world."
The Beast Must Die is being directed by Dome Karukoski (Tolkien, Tom of Finland), produced by Sarada McDermott (Bridgerton, Official Secrets) and adapted for the screen by screenwriter Gaby Chiappe (Their Finest, Shetland, Vera). Executive Producers are Ed Rubin and Emma Broughton for New Regency, Marina Brackenbury and David W. Zucker for Scott Free, Nathaniel Parker and Gaby Chiappe. Endeavor Content brokered the deal on behalf of New Regency and Scott Free.