First Photos For New ‘A Christmas Carol’ Miniseries Released

The latest adaptation of A Christmas Carol will come in the form of a miniseries set to air on FX in December. The series will star Guy Pearce (Iron Man 3) as Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve in order to change his heart. Executive produced by Ridley Scott and Tom Hardy (who also stars in an undisclosed role), we now have our first look at what the adaptation will look like.

 

 

Entertainment Weekly obtained exclusive photos of the series, which feature Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings) as the Ghost of Christmas Past.

 

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In an interview with the magazine, Serkis admitted that he did not initially want to take on the role, but eventually changed his mind when he was shown what the producers were planning:

 

Do we really need another one? But this is the most amazing piece. It felt very contemporary and fresh.

 

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One of these fresh takes was Pearce portraying a younger version of Scrooge that embodies the same personality as the classic character, without the unappealing older look that he is known for. Writer Steven Knight hoped that this new version would make him more appealing to the audience:

 

What I wanted to do was to make Ebenezer Scrooge someone who, if it weren’t for what he is and how he behaves, would be an attractive man. I didn’t want to make him look like his soul, because his soul is pretty wretched. But on the outside, he’s okay. I wanted the audience to say to themselves, ‘Why is this person like this?’

 

 

A Christmas Carol comes to FX this December.

 

 

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