The Devil’s Hour sounds like just the kind of chilling series that’s bound to give you nightmares. Referring to the scariest time of the night — specifically 3.33am — the Amazon Prime Video series follows mum Lucy, who’s woken every night at the same time by terrifying visions and a feeling of foreboding. But a story of sleepless nights, nightmares, and unexplainable occurrences soon becomes one of a brutal murder.
Here’s what we know so far about Amazon Prime Video's six-part mind-bending thriller, The Devil's Hour, which has an all-star cast including Jessica Raine and Peter Capaldi...
The Devil’s Hour release date
The Devil’s Hour is a six-part series coming to Amazon Prime Video on Friday October 28 2022 so all ready to scare us for Halloween!
Is there a trailer for The Devil’s Hour?
Yes two trailers for The Devil's Hour have been released by Amazon Prime Video and it looks super scary. Peter Capaldi is really giving us the chills. Take a good look at both below, if you dare!
The Devil's Hour plot
The Devil's hour executive producer Sue Vertue told us: "So it's a psychological thriller, which is written beautifully. Lucy is a social worker. She wakes up at 3.33am every morning without fail and sort of has nightmares. And she's got a son who's seven. Psychiatrists are just trying to work out just the house. He doesn't smile, he doesn't do anything. And her mother seems to talk to ghosts. So it's all kind of schizophrenic. And Peter Capaldi plays Gideon, who's kind of connected, plus there are murders. Nikesh Patel and Alex Ferns play two policemen trying to sort everything out. It's a complex thing to do. It's sort of scary, but it's a love story too and it's also funny."
The Devil’s Hour cast — Jessica Raine on playing Lucy
Jessica Raine plays troubled mum Lucy, who’s tormented by nightmares and wakes up every night dot on 3.33am at a time when nobody ever wants to go downstairs and investigate strange occurrences. But things change when her visions appear to be connected to a series of brutal murders and a potential serial killer.
Jessica Raine told us: "Lucy wakes up at 3:33am Every morning, and she has done her whole life when she doesn't know why. As Sue mentioned, she has an eight year old son who is a blank. So she's trying to get to the bottom of why her son is emotionless. And she has a very challenging job. She's a child protection officer and on top of this, there are a series of quite dark happenings around her and she's the connection. Peter Capaldi's character is kind of piecing it all together very slowly. But you don't know how or why she gets very alarmed. There are Deja Vu flashes of a memory that she knows in her head is not real, but she knows in her guts that they are so she kind of thinks she's on the brink of insanity a lot of the time."
"While filming, you're kind of in this in this world where you know, it's a sort of this pervasive mood of dread.
Jessica Raine made her name as Jenny Lee in the first three series of BBC1’s Call the Midwife and has gone on to star in Fortitude, The Last Post, and Baptiste. She’s also among the all-star cast in the upcoming Starz drama Becoming Elizabeth about the younger years of Elizabeth I.
The Devil's Hour cast — Peter Capaldi on playing his disturbing mystery character
Peter Capaldi is playing a reclusive nomad, driven by a murderous obsession, who becomes the prime target of a police manhunt.
"'It’s difficult for me to tell you about my part without giving too much away," Peter Capaldi says. “It’s really good. The scripts are really good, and it’s strange.
'The nature of the piece is quite spectacularly dark. And that can be quite enjoyable. My part, in a way, has quite thin experiences, because a lot of the time he's chained to a table. As you can see, from the clip (see above), the summer has fallen through the cracks a little bit, and that he's responsible for a number of very disturbing crimes, and certainly it's getting closer to Lucy to her child. It does seems very likely that he's going to do something very terrible to them. But he is not what he appears. He has a plan. It's a very clever compulsive plan. And he is scary. He belongs to the night!"
"Oh, the reason that he's doing is not what you think. Or maybe it is. The brilliant thing about this project, for me was the scripts were so wonderful and inventive. And it's such a brilliant idea at the core. It was a no brainer to work with Tom and just the cash flow, two of our most talented and lovely actors. And of course, Sue is one of the greatest producers and nicest people on the planet. On occasion, occasional collaborations with Steven Moffat were involved as well. So it was a no brainer, and really brilliant."
Peter Capaldi of course is famous as the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who and for playing Malcolm Tucker in the satirical comedy The Thick of It. He’s also been in a few top movies recently, including Paddington, Paddington 2, The Personal History of David Copperfield and the soon-to-be-released The Suicide Squad.
The Devil's Hour cast —Nikesh Patel
Rav Dhillon is a compassionate detective who’s leading the manhunt and the investigation into the murders. He’s played by Nikesh Patel who was Aafrin Dalal in the C4 costume drama Indian Summers. He also recently starred as Foaly in the 2020 fantasy adventure film Artemis Fowl and was Tom in the BBC comedy Starstruck.
Who else is starring in The Devil’s Hour?
Also starring in the Amazon Prime series are former EastEnders actor Alex Ferns, who we do know plays a policeman, plus comedy star Meera Syal and Phil Dunster, although their characters are yet to be announced.
The Devil’s Hour locations and what else we know.
Penned by Tom Moran, the new series hails from Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue, who both produced Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Dracula, and is being directed by Johnny Allan (The Irregulars) and Isabelle Sieb (Vigil). Filming began in London and Farnborough Studios earlier this month.
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