The 'Ragdoll' Trailer Offers First Look at AMC+ Serial Killer Thriller

(Lucy Hale, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, and Thalissa Teixeira in "Ragdoll" Photo: AMC Networks)

Henry Lloyd-Hughes as DS Nathan Rose, Thalissa Teixeira as DI Emily Baxter, Lucy Hale as DC Lake Edmunds - Ragdoll _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Luke Varley/AMC

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AMC+ has released the trailer for its buzzy upcoming serial killer drama Ragdoll, and it's as dark and creepy as you might expect anything involving a particularly gruesome string of murders and a horribly mutilated body to be. 

Based on the book of the same name by Daniel Cole, Ragdoll comes from the producers behind BBC America's hit dark assassin drama Killing Eve and stars The Irregulars' Henry Lloyd HughesToo Close's Thalissa Teixeira, and Pretty Little Liar's Lucy Hale. 

The six-part thriller follows the story of a trio of detectives who must investigate a shockingly grisly crime. Six people have been murdered, their bodies dismembered and then sewn back together in the shape of a new body. The figure - dubbed the "Ragdoll" - is found suspended from the ceiling in a block of London flats. And as the police do their best to track down the killer before they can kill enough people to assemble another body, 

Assigned to this case are newly-reinstated DS Nathan Rose (Lloyd-Hughes); his best friend and boss, DI Emily Baxter (Teixeria), and their unit's newest recruit, DS Lake Edmunds (Hale). The "Ragdoll Killer" taunts the police by sending them a list of his intended next victims, with Rose's own name placed at the very end.

Watch the trailer for yourselves below. 

The network describes the series as a "modern-day Faustian thriller," which could mean pretty much anything. Though I suspect, given the subject matter, that this is likely to go the way of the stare into the darkness and it stares back into you thing, where the very act of chasing a monster is likely to turn you into one. 

Ragdoll will premiere on AMC's premium streaming service AMC+ beginning November 11, with new episodes to follow every Thursday. The series will ostensibly air on linear AMC at some point in the future. (Though don't expect that to be any time soon.) 

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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