EXCLUSIVE: Amazon has set fire to a series of spooky thrillers from Hartswood Films, the UK production company behind shows, including Sherlock and Dracula.
From the mind of budding British writer Tom Moran, Devil’s hour is a British original that tells the story of a woman who wakes up every night at exactly 3.33 a.m., in the middle of so-called devil’s time between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.
Lucy Chambers’ eight-year-old son is withdrawn and emotionless. Her mother talks to empty chairs. His house is haunted by the echoes of a life that is not his. Now, when her name is inexplicably linked to a series of brutal killings in the region, the answers that have eluded her all these years will finally come together.
The series, announced at 3:33 a.m. in the UK, is produced by Hartswood bosses Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue, the creative forces behind Benedict Cumberbatch’s BBC. Sherlock series. Moran is also an executive producer, while Johnny Allan is the director after directing episodes of Netflix. The irregular. Production will begin later this year.
Deadline first teased the project in 2019, when we named Moran as one of the UK writers to watch. He previously wrote about Studio Lambert’s sci-fi drama Thread for Amazon / Liberty Global, while he also has credit on the Rob Lowe drama Wild bill.
“Devil’s hour is a gripping story in 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.