The Devil’s Hour: Steven Moffatt series starring Jessica Raine and Peter Capaldi coming soon to Amazon Prime

The Devil’s Hour is a brand new, six-part thriller coming soon to Amazon Prime, created by Dr Who’s Steven Moffatt, and starring Jessica Raine and Peter Capaldi.

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Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night, and feel that something just isn’t right? Could you have woken up at the devil’s hour?

The Amazon original show brings together an all-star cast, as well as the creative team behind the BBC’s Sherlock and Dracula, in this mind-bend thriller that is set to be a must watch.

The Devil’s Hour was filmed across areas of London for five months, last year, and then at the newly-built Farnborough Film Studios, in Hampshire.

Jessica Raine. Credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty ImagesJessica Raine. Credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images
Jessica Raine. Credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

The Devil’s Hour in folklore

In folklore, the Devil’s Hour (or witching hour) is a time during the night, between 3am and 4am, that is associated with supernatural events.

Some are said to believe that at this time, the veil between life and death is the thinnest - allowing for spirits and ghosts to travel between worlds.

Others believe witches, demons and ghosts can appear at this time, and be at their most powerful state.

What is the show The Devil’s Hour about?

The Devil’s Hour follows the story of troubled protagonist Lucy, who is woken by terrifying visions every single night, at exactly the same time - 3.33am (a.k.a the devil’s hour).

Lucy’s eight year old son seems somewhat withdrawn and emotionless, and she notices worryingly that her mother is speaking to empty chairs. Unexplainable occurrences in her house, make it appear haunted by a life that isn’t her own.

Lucy becomes inexplicably entangled in a string of vicious murders in the area, that she lives. She’s in search of answers that have evaded her for many years, now they are coming into focus.

A story of sleepless nights, disturbing visions and unexplainable events soon becomes one of brutal murder.

The Devil’s Hour is a creepy, philosophical thriller that seeks to explain what seems impossible.

Jessica Raine attends the V&A Summer Party at The V&A on June 20, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)Jessica Raine attends the V&A Summer Party at The V&A on June 20, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Jessica Raine attends the V&A Summer Party at The V&A on June 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

Who’s in the cast of The Devil’s Hour?

Jessica Raine plays the lead role of troubled mum, Lucy in The Devil’s Hour. Raine is best known for playing Nurse Jenny Lee, in BBC1’s Call the Midwife, from 2012 to 2014.

She then went on to work in many popular British TV dramas, including Fortitude (2015), Informer (2018) and Baptiste (2019).

Raine is also set to star in the upcoming Starz drama series, Becoming Elizabeth, about the younger years of Elizabeth I. She will be playing Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife Catherine Parr.

The Devil’s Hour will see Peter Capaldi take on the role of a reclusive nomad, that is driven by murderous obsession - and becomes embroiled within a police manhunt.

Capaldi is an award-winning Scottish actor, who is best known, in recent years for playing the twelfth incarnation of Doctor Who (2014-2017).

He famously played Malcom Tucker in popular satirical comedy, The Thick of it, from 2005 to 2012. He has also starred in multiple hit films in recent years, including Paddington, Paddington 2, and The Personal History of David Copperfield.

The Devil’s Hour cast also includes:

  • Phil Dunster (Ted Lasso, Dracula)
  • Ramanique Ahluwalia (Wreaked, Bloods, Vera)
  • Meera Syal (Yesterday, Goodness Gracious Me)
  • Nikesh Patel (Starstruck, Man Like Mobeen)
  • Alex Ferns (Chernobyl)
  • Barbara Marten (Sanctuary)
  • Thomas Dominique (Blood Drive)
  • John Alastair (Swimming with Men)
  • Sandra Huggett (Coronation Street)
  • Newcomer Benjamin Chivers

When is The Devil’s Hour showing on TV?

The Devil’s Hour will be available to stream soon on Amazon Prime Video, it was slated for an early 2022 release, however a definitive date has yet to be announced.

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