Agatha Christie’s 1961 novel “The Pale Horse” is being tailored for the small display screen. The BBC has greenlit a two-part adaptation of the e-book, one in every of Christie’s later works, with Amazon Prime Video on board to co-produce and to indicate it within the U.S.
The drama follows occasions after a listing of names is discovered within the shoe of a lifeless lady. One of many named folks begins investigating and is drawn to the The Pale Horse, the house of a trio of rumored witches dwelling in a small village. Phrase has it that the witches can dispose of rich kinfolk utilizing darkish arts.
ITV-backed British producer Mammoth Display screen is making the two-part sequence. Leonora Lonsdale (“Beast”) is connected to direct, and Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto (“Metropolis of Tiny Lights”) will produce.
BAFTA-nominated Sarah Phelps, who gained extensive popularity of her TV model of the Christie traditional “And Then There Had been None,” is writing her fifth adaptation of a narrative by the so-called Queen of Crime, whose books have been outsold by solely Shakespeare and the Bible. “Written in 1961, in opposition to the backdrop of the Eichmann trial, the escalation of the Chilly Warfare and Vietnam, ‘The Pale Horse’ is a shivery, paranoid story about superstition, love gone mistaken, guilt and grief,” Phelps stated in a press release. “It’s about what we’re able to once we’re determined and what we consider when all of the lights exit and we’re alone at nighttime.”
James Prichard, govt producer and CEO of Agatha Christie Restricted, added: “’The Pale Horse’ was one of many later novels penned by my great-grandmother….This new drama permits author Sarah Phelps to proceed her exploration of the 20th century by way of Christie’s tales, with the e-book’s improbable, foreboding ambiance fully suited to Sarah’s distinctive fashion of adaptation.”
Endeavor Content material is promoting the sequence elsewhere. It’s the newest Christie mission from Mammoth and the BBC that it’s going to carry to market. It beforehand offered three-parter “Ordeal by Innocence” extensively and handles gross sales on Mammoth-produced Poirot adaptation “The ABC Murders,” each additionally from Phelps.