Shooting finished on BritBox's first scripted original drama, The Beast Must Die, on the Isle of Wight in November 2020.
The production adhered to comprehensive Covid-19 protocols, following strict social distancing measures; 5000 lab tests were used on 190 members of cast and crew (in addition to testing around 700 supporting artists). This enabled the team to film a total of 600 hours over the 61 day shoot (of which nine were shot at sea) and across 69 different locations on the Isle of Wight.
The Beast Must Die tells the story of a grieving mother who infiltrates the life of the man she believes killed her son. The stellar cast includes Bafta, Golden Globe & Emmy nominated Jared Harris (Chernobyl, The Crown, Mad Men), Cush Jumbo OBE (The Good Wife, The Good Fight, Deadwater Fell), Billy Howle (MotherFatherSon, On Chesil Beach), Nathaniel Parker (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, The Outcast, Vanity Fair) Geraldine James (Back to Life, Anne with an E, Utopia), Maeve Dermody (Carnival Row, Marcella, The Frankenstein Chronicles) and newcomers Mia Tomlinson and Barney Sayburn.
The Beast Must Die will be available exclusively on BritBox UK in 2021.