Amazon’s set a December 22, 2017 US premiere date for the dramatic series, The Last Post, on Amazon Prime Video. The series is distributed by BBC Worldwide and stars Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife, Partners in Crime), Jessie Buckley (War and Peace, The Woman in White), Jeremy Neumark Jones (Denial, One of Us), Amanda Drew (Broadchurch, The Passing Bells), Ben Miles (Coupling, Wolf Hall), and Stephen Campbell Moore (History Boys, The Go-Between).
In addition to announcing the premiere date, Amazon released a new trailer for the original drama.
The limited series consists of six episodes directed by Jonny Campbell (The Casual Vacancy, In the Flesh) and Miranda Bowen (Women In Love, Cast Offs). Bonafide Films’ Margery Bone and Elwen Rowlands executive produced along with The Forge Entertainment’s George Faber and Mark Pybus, and BBC One’s Matthew Read. BAFTA Award winner Peter Moffat (The Night Of) created, wrote, and also executive produced the series.
Discussing the series, Peter Moffat said, “Young married couples in the heart of the Sixties living in extremely close proximity in a very alien and dangerous environment has always struck me as ripe territory for drama. Men full of vim, vigor and a desire to be heroes in a situation where that isn’t always possible; alongside young women who are starting to feel the emancipation of the Sixties and a sense of new freedoms but who are living in a constrained setting where their role is supposed to be merely supportive.
Throw in tumultuous love stories alongside the unexplored territory of this period in our history and you have a pretty heady mix. This was my parents world and one I have wanted to write about all my career.”
The Plot: In The Last Post, the men in the police unit don’t have easy jobs: half soldiers, half policemen and full time husbands and fathers who face constant insurgency and threat. Danger is everywhere. Based on Peter Moffat’s childhood memories, his father’s life as an officer in the Royal Military Police and his mother’s struggle between being what the army required her to be and what she felt like being, The Last Post is an in depth look at the sacrifices made by our soldiers and their families.