Amazon Prime has commissioned a six-part series The Devil’s Hour from Hartswood films, to be written by Tom Moran
Announced at 3:33 am on the 3rd day of the 3rd month (UK time), The Devil’s Hour tells the story of a woman who wakes up every night at exactly 3.33AM, in the middle of the so-called devil’s hour between 3AM and 4AM. The series was revealed on Deadline and also tweeted from the Hartwood Films Twitter account.
Hartswood Films is the vehicle for Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue, both of whom will executive produce alongside Tom Moran. Johnny Allan is set as the director; he worked on episodes of Netflix’s The Irregulars. Production will commence later this year. Here’s the synopsis as reported by Deadline:
Lucy Chambers’ eight-year-old son is withdrawn and emotionless.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. Now, when her 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.
Who is Tom Moran?
If Tom Moran’s name is less familiar than Moffat or Vertue, in 2019 Deadline named Moran as one of the UK’s writers to watch. He had previously written on Studio Lambert’s sci-fi drama The Feed for Amazon/Liberty Global, while he also has a credit on Rob Lowe drama Wild Bill. There’s more details on his Curtis Brown CV, including a potted bio:
Tom Moran obtained a first-class degree in Scriptwriting and Performance from the University of East Anglia in 2009, during which time he founded Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club and worked as a stand up… Tom currently lives in Devon with his wife, Jemma. In the past he has worked as a comedian, a barman, a drummer, a photographer, a web designer, a quizmaster, a newspaper salesman and an actor. He’s not very good at driving and watches far too much television.
We’ll bring more news on The Devil’s Hour as casting is revealed later this year when it moves into filming.