Amazon has greenlit a new thriller series called The Devil’s Hour from the creator behind the BBC’s Sherlock and Dracula.
It seems that award-winning producer Steven Moffat is trying his best to keep busy these days. As reported by Deadline, not only is the writer working on an adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife for HBO, but he’s also helming another project for Amazon, a horror-thriller show that centers around a woman named Lucy who wakes up at exactly 3:33 am every night. She comes from a troubled family and somehow gets linked to a series of local murders, forcing her to find a way to prove her innocence and put an end to her misery.
A new thriller with a mysterious plot, dark setting, horror elements, and an unordinary character seems to bear all the makings of yet another brilliant story by Steven Moffat. And considering his style of building on suspense until the last moment, it’s safe to say that we’re in for an intriguing ride. Screenwriter Tom Moran will also tag along for the project, but whether Moffat’s long-time collaborator Mark Gatiss is aboard as well is unclear at this point.
Of course, Steven Moffat is best known for his work on Doctor Who and Sherlock and also acted as showrunner on the former from 2010 to 2017, while he created the latter with Gatiss in 2010, which rose to critical acclaim and global prominence almost immediately after the debut of its first season. Moffat’s latest project, meanwhile, involved an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula in the form of a three-episode miniseries that ran on BBC One and Netflix in January 2020.
With any luck, the Sherlock creator will once again manage to captivate viewers with another witty and intricate narrative, though since Amazon has just ordered The Devil’s Hour, it’ll certainly be a while until we hear more about the project.