A television series is in development about the real-life disappearance of Agatha Christie in 1926.
Based on Nina de Gramont’s upcoming novel The Christie Affair, the adaptation is being written by Juliette Towhidi.
The British screenwriter is best known for her scripts for Testament of Youth, Calendar Girls, and Death Comes to Pemberley.
The Christie Affair is available to order on Amazon now.
The book is described as “a beguiling novel of star-crossed lovers, heartbreak, revenge, and murder―and a brilliant re-imagination of one of the most talked-about unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century.”
The synopsis, courtesy of Deadline, reads: “In 1926, when her husband’s affair became public, Agatha Christie vanished for eleven days. This reimagining is told through the eyes of her husband’s mistress, Nan O’Dea (a fictionalized version of his real-life paramour, Nancy Neele).
“Agatha and Nan transform from competitors to unlikely allies while the world around them remains cloaked in the dark, unable to grasp the complexities of each woman’s relationship to her past and her female identity.
“Set mostly in the beautiful and historic British spa town of Harrogate, The Christie Affair is part sweeping love story– but not the one you expect — part exploration of the bonds of womanhood and part murder mystery to rival one of Christie’s own, now very famous stories.”
The Christie Affair is expected to air in 2023 and we’ll let you know more details as soon as they’re announced.
The mini-series will be made by Miramax TV, who are also making a new adaptation of The English Patient for the BBC.
Marc Helwig, Head of Worldwide Television, Miramax TV commented: “Nina de Gramont has written an astonishingly smart, layered and immersive novel, delivering a fascinating glimpse into history, with the astounding and peculiar disappearance of Agatha Christie.”
He added: “This story is reminiscent of one of Christie’s enigmatic works, and we are thrilled to be collaborating with Juliette Towhidi and our partners at The Gotham Group in bringing this truly captivating murder mystery to the screen.”
Nina de Gramont’s novel The Christie Affair is available on Amazon.