Frances is also tracked down by a detective with a fantastic last name, Nigel Strangeways (The Serpent’s Billy Howle), who has reason to believe his department covered up George’s involvement in the car accident. He suffers from PTSD after the recent death of his partner, so he throws himself into this case to help Frances and clear his guilt while ensuring no one else ends up dead. The show is based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Nicholas Blake. The cast also includes Geraldine James, Nathaniel Parker, Aasiya Shah, Maeve Dermody, Douggie McMeekin, Mia Tomlinson, and Barney Sayburn.


The six-episode first season of The Beast Must Die will be available beginning Monday, July 5 on AMC+, and Monday, July 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET on AMC, followed by new episodes every week. BritBox has already commissioned a second season centered on Howle’s Nigel Strangeways.