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[06/11/19 - 04:05 PM]
BBC One Announces New Agatha Christie Thriller "The Pale Horse"
The two-part drama, a co-production with Amazon Prime Video, is adapted from the book of the same name and will be directed by Leonora Lonsdale.







PALE HORSE, THE (AMAZON)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
6/11/19
STATUS:
currently in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
two episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from BBC's press release, June 2019) The BBC, Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited today announce the commission of the latest Agatha Christie story to be adapted for television. The Pale Horse, first published in 1961, will be adapted by Bafta-nominated writer Sarah Phelps. James Prichard, Executive Producer and CEO of Agatha Christie Limited, says: "The Pale Horse was one of the later novels penned by my great grandmother, written as it was in the 1960s. This new drama allows writer Sarah Phelps to continue her exploration of the 20th century through Christie's stories, with the book's fantastic, foreboding atmosphere completely suited to Sarah's unique style of adaptation." When a mysterious list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman, one of those named, Mark Easterbrook, begins an investigation into how and why his name came to be there. He is drawn to The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumoured witches in the tiny village of Much Deeping. Word has it that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives using the dark arts alone, but as the bodies mount up Mark is certain there has to be a rational explanation. And who could possibly want him dead?
CREW INFORMATION:
· Agatha Christie as BOOK
· Basi Akpabio as EP
· Damien Timmer as EP
· Helen Ziegler as EP
· James Prichard as EP
· Sarah Phelps as EP
· Tommy Bulfin as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Agatha Christie Limited
· Mammoth Screen