9:20 pm EDT, July 30, 2019

Amazon, BBC’s ‘The Pale Horse’ adaptation adds Rufus Sewell, Kaya Scodelario

Update (7/30/19): Amazon and BBC’s upcoming adaptation of The Pale Horse has officially set its cast.

According to Variety, actors Rufus Sewell and Kaya Scodelario have both signed on to star in the upcoming adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse.

Christie’s 1961 classic tells the story of a man who sets off on a quest to figure out why his name was included on a list found in the shoe of a dead woman. His quest to uncover the truth leads him to a small English village rumored to be home to three witches.

Sewell has been tapped to play the man in question who goes by the name of Mark Easterbrook. Scodelario, who was last seen starring in the Maze Runner series, will play Mark’s girlfriend, Hermia.

Sewell and Scodelario aren’t the only two who’ve been cast to bring Christie’s tale to life.

In addition, Rita Tushingham, Sheila Atim, and Kathy Kiera Clarke have been tapped to play the three witches of Much Deeping.

Others who’ve joined the project include Bertie Carvel, Sean Pertwee, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Poppy Gilbert, Madeline Bowyer, and Ellen Robertson.

Get the scoop on what else we know about the upcoming adaptation below!

Original Story (6/11/19):

The Pale Horse will officially be the next of Agatha Christie’s novels to get the adaptation treatment.

According to Variety, the BBC and Amazon Prime Video have joined forces to co-produce an upcoming adaptation of Agatha Chrstie’s novel, The Pale Horse.

Chrstie’s novel will be told in the form of a two-part series distributed in the U.S. via Amazon Prime and across the pond on television via the BBC.

Amazon and BBC’s adaptation marks the second time the tale has been adapted for television. Back in 1997, Charles Beeson (Timeless, Revolution) helmed a made-for-TV movie adaptation of the mystery novel.

First released in 1961, The Pale Horse kicks off with a list of mysterious names found in the shoe of a dead woman. When Mark Easterbrook discovers his name is on the list, he embarks on an investigation to figure out how and why he’s one of the ones named.

Eventually, his sleuthing leads him The Pale Horse. Located in a tiny village, the place is rumored to be home to three witches. If the tales are true, the witches are said to be able to use the dark arts to kill off wealthy relatives.

Behind the scenes, Beast vet Leonora Lonsdale has been tapped to direct the upcoming two-part television series, which will be produced by Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto (City of Tiny Lights).

Meanwhile, Sarah Phelps, who has previously adapted Christie’s And Then There Were None, will pen the script for the forthcoming series.

The Pale Horse marks the latest in a string of Christie novels to get the adaptation treatment.

Last year, Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence and The ABC Murders were both adapted for the small screen. Next year, Christie fans can look forward to another Poirot mystery when Death on the Nile premieres on October 9, 2020.

There’s currently no word on when we can expect The Pale Horse to make its way to television.

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