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Thursday 2 November 2023

"Murder is Easy" - The New Agatha Christie Thriller Unveiled by BBC

The BBC offers a tantalizing glimpse into the upcoming thriller, "Murder is Easy," a major adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel. This exciting project is a collaboration between Mammoth Screen ("The Serpent," "World on Fire") and Agatha Christie Limited ("And Then There Were None," "Death on the Nile"), co-commissioned with BritBox International. "Murder is Easy" is on its way to captivate audiences on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the near future.

In this two-part thriller, Siân Ejiwunmi-Le Berre takes the helm as the adapter, and Meenu Gaur ("Zinda Bhaag," "World on Fire") directs the gripping narrative. FIFTH SEASON is set to handle international sales.

A fresh set of images provides a glimpse into the suspenseful world of "Murder is Easy." David Jonsson ("Industry," "Rye Lane") stars as Fitzwilliam, sharing the screen with Morfydd Clark ("Lord of the Rings," "Saint Maud") as Bridget; Penelope Wilton ("Downton Abbey," "After Life") as Miss Pinkerton, Tom Riley ("The Nevers," "Ill Behaviour") as Lord Whitfield, Douglas Henshall ("Shetland," "In Plain Sight") as Major Horton, Mathew Baynton ("Ghosts," "Wonka") as Dr. Thomas, and Mark Bonnar ("World on Fire," "Guilt") as Reverend Humbleby.

The ensemble cast further includes Sinead Matthews ("Hullraisers," "The Crown") as Miss Waynflete, Nimra Bucha ("Polite Society," "Ms Marvel") as Mrs. Humbleby, Tamzin Outhwaite ("The Tower," "Ridley Road") as Mrs. Pierce, Kathryn Howden ("River City," "Six Four") as Mrs. Carter, Jon Pointing ("Big Boys," "Plebs") as Rivers, Demmy Ladipo ("Dreaming Whilst Black," "The Last Tree") as Jimmy Amaike, Gloria Obianyo ("Good Omens," "Mission Impossible") as Ngozi Ude, and Phoebe Licorish makes her screen debut as Rose.

Set in 1954 England, the story unfolds on a train to London, where Fitzwilliam encounters Miss Pinkerton. She reveals a chilling secret – a killer is at large in the tranquil English village of Wychwood under Ashe. While the villagers believe the deaths to be mere accidents, Miss Pinkerton knows better. Tragically, when she's found dead on her way to Scotland Yard, Fitzwilliam takes it upon himself to unmask the murderer before they strike again. Because, for some, murder is a simple act…

This thrilling 2-part series is a joint endeavor by Mammoth Screen (an ITV Studios subsidiary) and Agatha Christie Limited, co-commissioned by the BBC and BritBox International. Siân Ejiwunmi-Le Berre leads the adaptation, while Meenu Gaur directs under the production of Karen Kelly. The series' casting directors are Karen Lindsay-Stewart and Emily Jacobs. The executive producers include Siân Ejiwunmi-Le Berre, James Prichard representing Agatha Christie Limited, James Gandhi, and Damien Timmer from Mammoth Screen, Danielle Scott-Haughton from the BBC, and Reemah Sakaan and Stephen Nye from BritBox International.

Filming for "Murder is Easy" unfolded in Scotland, and viewers in the UK can look forward to its broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer. For international audiences in the United States, Canada, and South Africa, the series will be available on BritBox International's streaming service.

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