Great news if you enjoyed BritBox’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? series…
Following the success of the three-part murder-mystery last year, BritBox North America will be bringing another three brand new Agatha Christie adaptations to the streaming service.
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? premiered on BritBox in April 2022, with
Watch the trailer here:
The drama featured all-star cast, including Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility), Jim Broadbent (War and Peace), Will Poulter (The Revenant), Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones), Miles Jupp (The Durrells), and Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey).
BritBox has struck a deal with Agatha Christie Limited and Mammoth Screen to make the three new shows.
Mammoth Screen is the production company behind hits like The Serpent, Victoria, and Parade’s End.
Details of which Agatha Christie titles will be adapted, and when the series will arrive on screen, have yet to be announced.
BritBox has said that “the adaptations will be steered by a distinctive voice – a director, a writer or auteur – bringing a new perspective and style to the beloved mystery author’s novels.”
Presumably this will be a similar arrangement to Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, which saw House star Hugh Laurie writing, directing, executive producing and appearing in the mini-series.
Deadline reports BritBox’s deal won’t affect the BBC and Amazon’s pre-existing partnership with Agatha Christie Limited.
Also coming up is a new television series about the real-life 11-day disappearance of Agatha Christie in 1926.
Based on Nina de Gramont’s novel, The Christie Affair is expected to premiere later in 2023.
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