When does new ‘A Christmas Carol’ mini-series premiere in the US?

FX has announced when their new adaptation of A Christmas Carol will air.

Written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, the upcoming three-part mini-series is based on Charles Dickens’ classic festive tale.

Guy Pearce (Mary Queen of Scots) leads an all-star line-up as Ebenezer Scrooge, alongside Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings) as the Ghost of Christmas Past, and Stephen Graham (Line of Duty) as Jacob Marley.

A Christmas Carol premieres in the US at 7.30pm on Thursday 19th December on FX.

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The cast also includes Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders) as Lottie, Joe Alwyn (The Favourite) as Bob Cratchit, Vinette Robinson (Sherlock) as Mary Cratchit, Jason Flemyng (Save Me) as the Ghost of Christmas Future, Kayvan Novak (What We Do In The Shadows) as Ali Baba, and Lenny Rush (Old Boys) as Tim Cratchit.

A Christmas Carol will air in the UK next month on BBC One too.

The official synopsis reads: “As Ebenzer Scrooge, the miserly cold-hearted boss, is visited by four ghosts from the past, present and the future, on a freezing Christmas Eve, he must face up to how his self-interested, penny pinching behaviour has impacted his own life and those around him, leaving him in a paranoid bubble of fear. Is it too late for him to save the spirit of Christmas, and himself?”

The project is the first in a series of planned Dickens adaptations by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and the makers of Tom Hardy’s Taboo.

Charles Dickens’ original A Christmas Carol novel is available on Amazon.