Yet another adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol is coming. This time, in the form of a BBC mini-series.
Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders, will executive produce the mini-series along with Tom Hardy, who is also set to star. Knight has confirmed that the script is finished and filming is planned to start this year.
In an interview with Collider, Knight gave more information about what the project will be:
It’s gonna be three one-hours, it’s largely done in terms of the script. We’re planning to shoot this year and hopefully get it on the screen for Christmas… Its BBC plus an American element which has not been announced yet.
This is one of the many Dickens adaptations that Knight is planning:
“What I’m planning to do is adapt five Dickens books—A Christmas Carol plus four novels—and do it over a period of six or seven years and have a repertory of actors, and I think we’ll get the best actors in the world, hopefully, to take part because the Dickens characters are so great.”
It is unclear what role Hardy will play, but more information will be revealed as filming commences.
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