WARNING: This article contains spoilers for “The Devil’s Hour” season 1.Peter Capaldi’s latest role as Gideon on Prime Video Devil’s Clock shows how dark it is Doctor Who it could be. Capaldi’s former manager Doctor Who Written by showrunners Steven Moffat and Tom Moran, Devil’s Clock A psychological thriller with sci-fi elements. Social worker Lucy Chambers (Jessica Raine) describes how her life clashed with Gideon, Capaldi’s serial killer, following the disappearance of her son, Isaac (Benjamin Chivers).

Devil’s Clock It starts out as a pretty basic serial killer thriller, but as it continues, the story touches on elements of both science fiction and supernatural horror. This combination of genres has been key to the success of 60 years of history. Doctor Who From 1963 to 2023. Therefore, it is not surprising that Moran’s story caught the attention of the ancients. Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat and the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi.

How Peter Capaldi’s The Devil’s Hour Character Reflects His Doctor

appeared Devil’s Clock The finale where Gideon is time sensitive just like the Doctor and can see how the past, present and future merge. Killed by his father as a child, Gideon realized that he lived in a time loop and therefore could take decisive action to change the outcome of each loop. Gideon decides to kill his father first to save his and his brother’s lives. This inspires him to do the same to others and removes bad people from the timeline before they commit their crimes.

In this respect, Gideon, like Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor, uses his earthly abilities to improve the lives of others. But Gideon’s approach is much more scorched earth than the Doctor’s. In the culmination of the Twelfth Doctor’s fiery speech Doctor Who Season 10, episode 12, “The Doctor Falls” talks about doing what he did”… because it’s true. Because he’s decent! And above all gentle.That’s probably true for Gideon, who works to remove child abusers and violent criminals from the timeline, but it’s a bolder and far less forgiving spin on Peter Capaldi’s iconic character.

Why The Devil’s Clock Is Perfect As Capaldi’s Follow-Up Doctor

Devil’s Clock Gideon is an excellent role for Peter Capaldi’s abilities as an actor in the same ways as Capaldi’s. Doctor Who was cast. In both shows, Capaldi needs to present his complex sci-fi narrative in an engaging way that won’t alienate the audience. Inside Doctor WhoHe did this with a bit of curiosity and melancholy. Devil’s ClockCapaldi presents his account of human nature with a solemnity and sarcasm that makes him feel more like Hannibal Lecter than the Doctor. Therefore, it is a perfect turn for him Doctor Who The role fulfills the wishes of audiences who were expecting a darker Twelfth Doctor at the end.

As a family show, Doctor Who He would never have explored the dark moral questions of eliminating unsavory characters without a fair trial, and he certainly could not have portrayed the Doctor saving the future by torturing a man he knew would eventually become a s*x offender. Likewise, Capaldi’s Suicide Squad character combined the iconic Malcolm Tucker and Twelfth Doctor characters, Devil’s Clock He cleverly subverts the character of the time traveler who will save the world. The role of Gideon is a darker, more complex figure, neither hero nor villain, and will give Peter Capaldi a lot of material to grind his teeth as an actor in the coming seasons. Devil’s Clock.

All episodes of The Devil’s Hour are currently streaming on Prime Video.