Watch the trailer for Rufus Sewell’s new Agatha Christie drama ‘The Pale Horse’

The BBC’s new Agatha Christie adaptation has its first trailer!

Based on 1961’s The Pale Horse, the new two-part period drama comes from award-winning screenwriter Sarah Phelps.

She previously adapted Christie’s The ABC MurdersAnd Then There Were NoneOrdeal By Innocence and Witness for the Prosecution for the BBC.

Rufus Sewell (VictoriaThe Marvellous Mrs. Maisel) leads the cast as Mark Easterbrook, alongside Kaya Scodelario (Skins), Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster), Sean Pertwee (Elementary), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Indian Summers), Poppy Gilbert (Call the Midwife) and Claire Skinner (Vanity Fair).

The official synopsis reads: “When a murder investigation is launched into the death of a young woman, a mysterious list of names is discovered in her shoe -prompting an inquiry not only to find the killer, but also to understand the list of names. Who wrote the list, and who do these names refer to?”

The Pale Horse begins at 9pm on Sunday 9th February on BBC One in the UK.

Watch the trailer:


Writer Sarah Phelps has described The Pale Horse as “a shivery, paranoid story about superstition, love gone wrong, guilt and grief.”

She previously hinted: “It’s about what we’re capable of when we’re desperate and what we believe when all the lights go out and we’re alone in the dark.”

The Pale Horse will be available to watch in the US later this year on Amazon Prime.

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