Solving The Inexplicable
On the third day of the third month on the third hour, Amazon Prime Video has announced a new UK produced Amazon Original six-part thriller series The Devil’s Hour, produced by Hartswood Films, penned by Tom Moran and executive produced by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Dracula, Sherlock), Tom Moran and Sue Vertue (Dracula, Sherlock). Filming will start later this year in the UK and the series will launch exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories…
Have you ever woken in the middle of the night and felt like something wasn’t quite right? You may have woken during the “Devil’s Hour” – the hour between 3am and 4am, or 3.33am specifically, regarded as a time when unexplainable things can occur. The Devil’s Hour follows the story of Lucy Chambers, who wakes up every night at exactly 3.33am. Her eight-year-old son is withdrawn and emotionless.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. The Devil’s Hour is a creepy, philosophical thriller that seeks to explain the inexplicable.
“The Devil’s Hour is a gripping story from an exciting new voice, with a dream team behind and in front of the camera,” said Georgia Brown, Director of European Amazon Originals for Prime Video. “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.”
Sue Vertue, CEO of Hartswood Films said; “We are genuinely delighted to be one of the first UK Originals that Prime Video has commissioned and are thrilled that Tom Moran and his big brain have trusted Hartswood and Johnny Allan the director with the wonderful task of bringing his scripts to life.”
The six-part series will be produced by Hartswood Films. The executive producers are Steven Moffat, Tom Moran and Sue Vertue, the director is Johnny Allan (The Irregulars). All six episodes are written and created by the exciting new writer Tom Moran. Further details including cast and launch date will be announced in due course.
The Devil’s Hour will join the thousands of TV shows and movies in the Prime Video catalogue, including UK produced Amazon Original series such as Good Omens, The Grand Tour, All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, Truth Seekers and All or Nothing: Manchester City; hit movies like Borat Subsequent Moviefilm; and award-winning and critically-acclaimed global Amazon Original series including Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Homecoming and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, all on Prime Video, which is available at no extra cost for Prime members. Prime Video will also offer Prime members in the UK live coverage of over 20 Premier League football matches from this season, the first ever Autumn Nations Cup international rugby union tournament, plus its continued exclusive coverage of ATP Tour tennis and US Open tennis matches for no additional cost to their Prime membership.
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About Hartswood Films
Hartswood Films is a fully independent production company which has been at the forefront of British TV drama and comedy for over 30 years. Recent productions include Sky TV’s Christmas drama Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of the Curious Mouse and the BBC / Netflix production Dracula from Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Moffat and Gatiss were also responsible for the company’s Emmy, RTS and BAFTA winning internationally successful series Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Other dramas include Lady Chatterley’s Lover starring Richard Madden and Holliday Grainger; The Guilty starring Tamsin Greig and the Golden Globe nominated series Jekyll starring James Nesbitt. A long history of comedies at Hartswood include Men Behaving Badly, Coupling and more recently Edge Of Heaven and Me & Mrs Jones. Forthcoming productions include The Time Traveller’s Wife, adapted by Steven Moffat from Audrey Niffenegger’s novel for HBO, and starring Rose Leslie and Theo James.
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