Jared Harris plays a disturbing man threatened by a revengeful mother in “The Beast Must Die”, a new adaptation of a cult novel. The series arrives on June 21 on Canal + and a first trailer has just been unveiled.
Cush Jumbo vs Jared Harris in The Beast Must Die
Following the death of her son, a mother decides to interfere in the life of the man she thinks is responsible. An approach that should allow him to take revenge. Here is the pitch of The Beast Must Die, a series from Great Britain which will soon arrive in France. If this story rings a bell, it’s no accident. It’s about of a new adaptation of the eponymous novel written by Nicholas Blake (the father of Daniel Day-Lewis). A previous version is well known by us: Let the beast die. A great film directed by Claude Chabrol, with Jean Yanne in one of the main roles.
In the original novel, it is a man who seeks revenge. The series decides to take a liberty with this element by following a heroine determined to apply the law of the Talion. The latter is played by Cush Jumbo and she is opposed to Jared Harris. The excellent British actor has recently shone on the small screen with the television masterpiece Chernobyl. In this historical series, he played a deeply good man in search of truth. A role opposite to the one he holds this time. In the teaser which has just been unveiled (in an article), we discover it with a disturbing attitude. The face-to-face between the two characters promises beautiful moments of tension!
In June on Canal +
The Beast Must Die is an original series produced for the BritBox platform. The distribution has started for the countries that have access to it (not France, therefore). We will have to wait a bit to discover the episodes with us. Canal + will offer them from 21st of June. The first feedback from the British press is positive, which suggests that this television moment is likely to be worth the detour.