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Peter Capaldi stars in The Devil’s Hour, a new Steven Moffat-produced thriller for Amazon

The Devil’s Hour also stars Jessica Raine, Nikesh Patel and Meera Syal

A new six-part supernatural series for Amazon, The Devil’s Hour, starts filming this month in London and Farnborough, and there are a whole host of Doctor Who connections. Among the executive producers is former Who producer Steven Moffat, while Peter Capaldi (the Twelfth Doctor), Jessica Raine (a guest star in “Hide” as well as Verity Lambert in An Adventure in Space and Time) and Meera Syal (“The Hungry Earth”, “Cold Blood”) are among the main cast.

Here’s the official synopsis:

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, played by Raine, who is woken every night by terrifying visions at exactly 3.33am: the devil’s hour. Her eight-year-old son is withdrawn and emotionless.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. When Lucy's 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.

Capaldi plays a reclusive nomad, driven by a murderous obsession. He becomes the prime target of a police manhunt led by compassionate detective Ravi Dhillon, played by Patel.

The six-part series will be produced by Hartswood Films (Dracula, Sherlock). The executive producers are Sue Vertue, Steven Moffat and Tom Moran. The series will be produced by Ken Horn (Line of Duty) and directed by Johnny Allan (The Irregulars) and Isabelle Sieb (Vigil). All six episodes are written and created by Tom Moran and will launch exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories.

Additional casting includes Nikesh Patel (Starstruck), Alex Ferns (Chernobyl), Phil Dunster (Ted Lasso), Barbara Marten (Sanctuary), Thomas Dominique (Blood Drive), Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty (The Donmar Warehouse's All-Female Shakespeare Trilogy), John Alastair (Swimming with Men), Sandra Huggett (Coronation Street) and newcomer Benjamin Chivers.

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