'The Beast Must Die': Release date, how to watch, trailer and all about revenge thriller on AMC

'The Beast Must Die': Release date, how to watch, trailer and all about revenge thriller on AMC
Cush Jumbo as Frances Cairnes in 'The Beast Must Die' (AMC)

How far would you go to avenge the death of someone you love? 'The Beast Must Die' is a six-part revenge thriller that explores the story of a mother, Frances Cairnes, who loses her son in a tragic accident. Driven to the edge by grief and anger, she will stop at nothing to destroy the man guilty of this heinous crime.

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Release date

'The Beast Must Die' premieres on Monday, July 12 at 10 pm ET/PT on AMC.

Where to watch 

You can live stream the series on AMC and AMC+


"After learning the police investigation into the fatal hit and run of her young son Martie has been dropped, Frances Cairnes (Jumbo) takes matters into her own hands. Posing as a novelist researching a new murder-mystery, Frances ingratiates herself with the family of George Rattery (Harris), the man she suspects is responsible and creates a plan of action to kill him.


She's tracked by detective Nigel Strangeways (Billy Howle, ​The Serpent, MotherFatherSon), who has reason to believe his department covered up George's involvement in the incident. Suffering from PTSD following the recent death of his partner, Strangeways throws himself into pursuing justice for Martie. But when he discovers an "undercover" Frances living with George and his family, Strangeways finds himself working to both prove George's guilt and head off Frances's plans for revenge before anyone else dies."



Jared Harris 
Jared Francis Harris is an award-winning actor known for his works such as  Lane Pryce in 'Mad Men', which earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination.

He also played Valery Legasov in 'Chernobyl' and won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. His other works include 'Mr. Deeds', 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows', 'Lincoln' and 'Allied' 



Cush Jumbo OBE

An actress and writer, Cush Jumbo OBE is known for playing Lucca in 'The Good Wife' and 'The Good Fight'. She has also been a part of multiple theatre productions and has won awards for the same.


She won the Ian Charleson Award for her role as Rosalind in 'As You Like It' and received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her role as Mark Antony in an all-female cast of 'Julius Caesar'. Her movie works include 'The Inbetweeners Movie', 'Remainder' and 'The Postcard Killings'.




Billy Howle
Howle's body of work includes 'Dunkirk', 'On Chesil Beach', 'The Seagull', 'Outlaw King' and 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Howle is no stranger to revenge dramas, having starred in the murder mystery, 'The Witness for the Prosecution' as a defendant accused of killing his wealthy benefactress.



Geraldine James 
James is an actress whose works include 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows', '45 Years', 'Alice Through the Looking Glass', 'Rogue One', 'Daphne', 'Beast' and 'Downton Abbey'. 

Nathaniel Parker
A theatre actor, Parker has also worked in a wide range of TV shows and movies, such as 'The Perfect Host,' 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader', 'Swimming with Men', 'Ophelia', 'The Warrior Queen of Jhansi' and 'The Last Duel' 

Maeve Dermody 
An actress, Dermody has acted in works such as 'Pawno', 'The Space Between', '2:22', 'Birdie', 'Love Type' and 'The Secret Garden'. 

Douggie McMeekin 
An actor, McMeekin has a wide body of works, which includes notable names such as Chernobyl', 'Traitors', 'Midsomer Murders' and 'The Crown'. 

Mia Tomlinson 
Mia Tomlinson is an actress, known for her work in 'The Lost Pirate Kingdom'

Barney Sayburn
Sayburn is an actor and writer who is recognized for his theatre work.



'The Beast Must Die' is directed by Dome Karukoski, an award-winning director from Finland. His works include Lapland Odyssey', 'Burungo', 'Heart of a Lion', 'The Grump', 'Tom of Finland' and 'Tolkien'. Based on a novel by Nicholas Blake, the screenplay for the same has been adapted by Gaby Chiappe. Chiappe's works include 'Survivors', 'Lark Rise to Candleford', 'The Paradise', 'Shetland' and 'Misbehaviour'.




'The Beast Must Die' is the story of a woman out for revenge, determined to find and end the man she believes is responsible for her son's death. The trailer sees Cush Jumbo ready to stop at nothing until she has destroyed the life of the man who killed her child. 



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