‘Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?’ trailer: BritBox presents new Agatha Christie mini-series

BritBox has released a trailer for their upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation.

From the makers of Endeavour and World on FireWhy Didn’t They Ask Evans? is based on Agatha Christie’s 1934 story.

The three-part mini-series is written by Hugh Laurie, with the House star also directing, executive producing, and appearing in the new murder mystery.

Watch the trailer:

It was confirmed last month that Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? will premiere exclusively on BritBox in the UK and the US on Tuesday 12th April.

An all-star cast features 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).

They’re joined by Maeve Dermody (The Secret Garden), Daniel Ings (I Hate Suzie), Jonathan Jules (Small Axe), Alistair Petrie (Star Wars), Paul Whitehouse (The Personal History of David Copperfield), Morwenna Banks (Skins), and Joshua James (Black Mirror).

Watch a clip:

The official synopsis reads: “Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? follows the local Vicar’s son, Bobby Jones (Poulter), and his whip-smart friend, socialite Lady Frances “Frankie” Derwent (Boynton) on their crime-solving adventure after they discover the crumpled body of a dying man who, with his last breath, gasps the cryptic question of the title.

“Armed only with a photograph of a beautiful young woman found in the dead man’s pocket, these amateur detectives pursue, and are pursued by, the answer to the mystery.”

Writer and director Hugh Lauir previously commented: “The hairs on the back of my neck haven’t properly settled down from the first time I grasped the beauty of the essential mystery.”

He added: “Since then, I have fallen deeper and deeper in love with the characters, and feel immensely honoured to have been given the chance to retell their story in this form.”

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