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CHRISTMAS CAROL, A (FX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from FX's press release, May 2019) FX and BBC One are re-teaming with Ridley Scott's Scott Free and Tom Hardy's Hardy Son & Baker on a new three-part special of Charles Dickens' timeless classic A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, and Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. A Christmas Carol features a star-studded ensemble cast including Guy Pearce (Mary Queen of Scots) playing Ebenezer Scrooge; Andy Serkis (Black Panther) as Ghost of Christmas Past; Stephen Graham (This Is England) as Jacob Marley; Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders) as Lottie; Joe Alwyn (The Favourite) as Bob Cratchit; Vinette Robinson (Doctor Who) as Mary Cratchit; Rutger Hauer (True Blood) as the Ghost of Christmas Future; Kayvan Novak (What We Do In The Shadows) as Ali Baba and Lenny Rush (Old Boys) as Tim Cratchit. Produced by FX Productions, Scott Free, and Hardy Son & Baker for BBC One and FX, A Christmas Carol is a unique and original take on the Charles Dickens' iconic ghost story written by Steven Knight (Taboo, Peaky Blinders) and a haunting, hallucinatory, spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge's dark night of the soul. It will be directed by Nick Murphy (The Awakening).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Andy Serkis as Ghost of Christmas Past
· Charlotte Riley as Lottie
· Guy Pearce as Ebenezer Scrooge
· Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit
· Kayvan Novak as Ali Baba
· Lenny Rush as Tim Cratchit
· Rutger Hauer as Ghost of Christmas Future
· Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley
· Vinette Robinson as Mary Cratchit
CREW INFORMATION:
· Charles Dickens as BOOK
· David W. Zucker as EP
· Dean Baker as EP
· Julian Steven as PROD
· Kate Crowe as EP
· Mona Qureshi as EP
· Nick Murphy as DIR
· Ridley Scott as EP
· Steven Knight as WRTR
· Tom Hardy as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FX Productions
· Hardy Son & Baker
· Scott Free Productions