Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple is returning to television!
The iconic character debuted nearly a hundred years ago in 1927’s short story The Tuesday Night Club.
It’s been announced this week that Big Little Lies producer Bruna Papandrea is teaming up with Agatha Christie Ltd. to develop a brand new TV series featuring the elderly amateur detective.
Agatha Christie’s grandson, James Prichard, commented: “Miss Marple is one of literature’s most iconic female roles and this is the perfect moment to explore how she translates to TV in the context of all that is happening today.”
A second season of Big Little Lies is set to premiere on HBO later this year.
Bruna Papandrea said: “I’m just thrilled to be joining forces with James [Prichard,] and Agatha Christie Ltd. to reintroduce the brilliant Miss Marple to the world.”
She added: “Agatha Christie is a true literary legend, and her Marple character at the center of these amazing stories is a complex female heroine providing great entertainment and inspiration. It’s such an exciting opportunity to bring it all to life.”
Miss Marple appeared in 12 books and 20 short stories written by Agatha Christie.
The stories have been adapted several times already, most famously with Joan Hickson in the BBC’s series which ran from 1984 to 1992.
The most recent Miss Marple adaptations aired on ITV from 2004 to 2013, starring Geraldine McEwan and later Julia McKenzie.
Papandrea’s new Miss Marple series is expected to arrive in 2020.
The complete Miss Marple DVD collection is available on Amazon.