Second Season of The Beast Must Die in Development at BritBox
A second season of the BritBox Original Series, The Beast Must Die, is in development. It follows record-breaking viewing figures for the series on BritBox, and the critical acclaim for the Revenge Thriller. The series debuted on the streaming service on May 27th.
The second series in development is entitled A Sword in My Bones, based on an original story created by screenwriter Gaby Chiappe (Shetland). Actor Billy Howle (The Serpent) is slated to return to the role of Detective Nigel Strangeways.
The Beast Must Die is a gripping contemporary revenge thriller set on the Isle of Wight. Following the hit and run of a six-year-old boy, his mother (Cush Jumbo OBE, Deadwater Fell) is intent on avenging his death and the only thing keeping her going is the desire to hunt down and kill the man she believes is responsible. The troubled yet brilliant Detective Strangeways (Billy Howle, The Serpent) has to unpick this web of tragedy and steer a course to justice.
The outstanding cast includes BAFTA-winning and Golden Globe & Emmy nominated Jared Harris (Chernobyl, The Crown), BAFTA-nominated Geraldine James OBE (Back to Life), Nathaniel Parker (Vanity Fair), Maeve Dermody (Carnival Row, Marcella), Mia Tomlinson (The Lost Pirate Kingdom) and newcomer Barney Sayburn.
The series is directed by Dome Karukoski (Tolkien), produced by Sarada McDermott (Bridgerton, Official Secrets) and adapted for the screen by screenwriter Gaby Chiappe (Their Finest, Shetland, Vera). The series is based on the novel by Nicholas Blake (pen name of Cecil Day-Lewis CBE). Executive Producers are Ed Rubin and Emma Broughton for New Regency, Marina Brackenbury and David W Zucker for Scott Free, Nathaniel Parker and Gaby Chiappe.
The Beast Must Die is streaming now on BritBox.