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The Beast Must Die: Season 1 (2021)



Critic Consensus: Cush Jumbo and Jared Harris make for thrilling combatants in The Beast Must Die, a coiled potboiler that excels with deft performances and rich atmosphere.


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After learning the police investigation into the fatal hit and run of her young son Martie has been dropped, Frances Cairnes takes matters into her own hands. Posing as a novelist researching a new murder-mystery, Frances ingratiates herself with the family of George Rattery, the man she suspects is responsible, and sets a plan in action to kill him. She's tracked by detective Nigel Strangeways, 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.


Critic Reviews for The Beast Must Die: Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (13)

"The Beast Must Die" is a must-watch for the amazing performances from Cush Jumbo and Jared Harris.

July 16, 2021 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

There are times when the filmmaking here underlines the mental states of its character a little too boldly, but the acting carries the project as the trio carve out fascinating, memorable people.

July 6, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Many of us are lying in wait for the next great British TV mystery... The Beast Must Die will do the trick, I think, while it's not at the level of the best of the genre.

July 2, 2021 | Full Review…

We're recommending The Beast Must Die mainly because of the performances of Jumbo and Howle, and the delicious potential of Jumbo and Harris' scenes together.

July 20, 2021 | Full Review…

It's not a terrible way to spend six hours, and Harris is sufficiently detestable, but it's so relentlessly morose that it's difficult to connect with the characters.

July 20, 2021 | Full Review…

What can I say about this absolute overstuffed mess of a bleak thriller, except I came to kind of enjoy it?

July 20, 2021 | Full Review…

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