BBC Introduces New Adaptation From Iconic Mystery Author Agatha Christie

BBC has announced plans to adapt another Agatha Christie novel. Read on to discover what we know about the highly anticipated adaptation!

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BBC announced they will adapt the enigmatic Agatha Christie novel Towards Zero following the success of Murder Is Easy, a television adaptation of another stunning Christie novel. Courtesy of Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited, Towards Zero will be written for the screen by Rachel Bennette and James Prichard, Christie’s great-grandson, as an executive producer. A cast has yet to be decided and released.

What to Expect

The screen adaptation stays faithful to the 1944 novel, which follows a homicide case headed by Superintendent Battle and Inspector Leach. Intertwined are the nuanced lives of three otherwise divergent characters, as the unsolved murder of an older woman in a seaside home is discovered to have a connection with another blighted soul, a schoolgirl and famous tennis player.

Book jacket for Towards Zero by Agatha Christie. A drawing of a bright green tennis court takes up half the page, and red circles framing the cover represent blood splatter. The o in zero is a tennis ball graphic.

This story will embrace Agatha Christie’s signature twisted, thrilling mysteries and is expected to take on BBC’s contemporary thematic additions. Murder Is Easy has been praised for its fresh portrayals of the relationships between race, wealth, and society in combination with the murderous plotline.

BBC historically has pushed Agatha Christie adaptations during the holiday season, around Christmas. Although a release date for Towards Zero has yet to be announced, production will begin in the summer of 2024. The drama will air on BBC.

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