The first trailer for Amazon and BBC’s The Pale Horse adaptation is here, and Agatha Christie fans won’t want to miss it!
Update (1/28/2020): On Tuesday (January 28), Amazon Original Series treated Christie fans to the first trailer for their upcoming adaptation of The Pale Horse.
In it, we’re introduced to Mark (Rufus Sewell)— a man whose life gets upturned after his name is discovered on a list found in the shoe of a dead woman.
Getting to the bottom of things won’t be easy, and as Mark’s investigation leads him to the mysterious Pale Horse, we’re plunged into a spine-tingling montage of witchery and suspense.
Overall, the first trailer for The Pale Horse does a great job of setting up the mystery at hand, and we’re sure Christie fans far and wide will be counting down the days until the limited series premieres via Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and on the BBC in the U.K.!
Watch the trailer below!
In addition to releasing the trailer, Amazon Original Series also unveiled the official key art for the series which features Sewell as Mark laying in a coffin with a small bouquet of white Lillies resting on his chest.
The Pale Horse premieres via Amazon Prime Video on March 13, 2020.
Original Story (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.
Sewell has been tapped to play Mark Easterbrook in the upcoming adaptation– a man who’s name appears on a list found in the shoe of a dead woman at the beginning of Chrisrtie’s 1960s bestseller. Meanwhile 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.
Word that The Pale Horse would be the next of Christie’s novels to get the adaptation treatment first broke in June 2019 via a report by Variety.
Co-produced by the BBC and Amazon Prime Video, 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.