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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