The Beast Must Die: AMC Networks Acquires Original Drama Series

AMC Networks has acquired the six-part revenge thriller The beast has to diewhich premieres on AMC and AMC + later this year. The series is produced by Ridley Scott in association with BritBox UK, New Regency Television International and Scott Free.

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Jared Harris nominated with BAFTA winner and Golden Globe & Emmy (Chernobyl, The crown, The terror), Cush Jumbo OBE (The good wife, The good fight, Deadwater fur), Billy Howle (The snake, MotherFatherSon, At Chesil Beach), Nathaniel Parker (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, The outcast, Vanity Fair) and Geraldine James (Downton Abbey, Back to life, Anne with an E.) and is based on the novel by Nicholas Blake (pseudonym of the poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis CBE),The beast has to die tells the story of a grieving mother who infiltrates the life of the man she believes killed her son.

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“This series will be special for AMC and our AMC + subscribers. It continues the legacy of very successful relationships with the brilliant Jared Harris and our friends at Scott Free, and forms new production partnerships with BritBox and New Regency Television, ”said Dan McDermott, president of AMC Networks’ original programming. “The beast has to die honors the novel it is based on with a fantastic piece of television that sums up grief, hatred and vengeance and enables us to ask questions about our own humanity in a remarkably engaging and engaging way. “

“We are also thrilled The beast has to die is shown on AMC and couldn’t ask for a better television company in the US that epitomizes bold, high quality drama. We hope that audiences will be drawn to this emotional thriller and can’t wait for it to go out into the world, ”said Ed Rubin, director of New Regency Television International.

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The beast has to die is directed by Dome Karukoski (Tolkien, Tom of Finland), Produced by Sarada McDermott (Bridgerton, Official secrets) And by the screenwriter Gaby Chiappe (Your best, 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.

AMC Networks presented a panel too The beast has to die on the Television Critics Association (TCA) virtual press tour on February 18.