‘Call the Midwife’ star leads new mystery drama from ‘Sherlock’ makers

Jessica Raine has begun filming a brand new series for Amazon Prime Video.

The 39-year-old English actress is best known for playing Jenny Lee in the first three seasons of Call the Midwife.

She’s currently shooting The Devil’s Hour in London with The Irregulars director Johnny Allan.

From the producers of Sherlock and Dracula, the six-part drama has been written by British newcomer Tom Moran.

The Devil’s Hour tells “the story of Lucy Chambers (Raine), 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.

“Lucy Chambers’ eight-year-old son is withdrawn and emotionless.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.”

Jessica Raine will be joined in the series by Scottish actor Peter Capaldi (Paddington, The Thick of It).

The 63-year-old former Doctor Who star will play “a reclusive nomad, driven by a murderous obsession.”

Capaldi’s character becomes “the prime target of a police manhunt led by compassionate detective Ravi Dhillon.”

Ravi will be played by Indian Summers actor Nikesh Patel.

The cast also includes Meera Syal (Yesterday), Alex Ferns (Chernobyl), Phil Dunster (Ted Lasso), Barbara Marten (Sanctuary), Thomas Dominique (Blood Drive), Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty, John Alastair (Swimming with Men), Sandra Huggett (Coronation Street) and newcomer Benjamin Chivers.

The Devil’s Hour will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2022.

Call the Midwife recently resumed filming in England, and Season 10 will premiere in the US later this year on PBS.

The tenth season of Call the Midwife is available on DVD on Amazon.