BBC One and Agatha Christie Productions have extended their partnership to bring viewers seven new adaptions of some of Christie’s most loved and influential novels.
The two companies have already worked together on the hit And Then There Were None and the upcoming two-part TV version of The Witness For The Prosecution, as well as Partners in Crime which starred David Walliams and Jessica Raine as Christie’s Tommy and Tuppence.
Now they’re set to bring Ordeal By Innocence, Death Comes As The End and The ABC Murders to the small screen in collaboration with Mammoth Screen.
Sarah Phelps, who adapted And Then There Were None, will write Ordeal By Innocence, one of Agatha’s own personal favourite novels, and further writers will be announced over the coming months.
Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content, said: “These new commissions continue BBC One’s special relationship as the home of Agatha Christie in the UK.
“Our combined creative ambition to reinvent Christie’s novels for a modern audience promises to bring event television of the highest quality to a new generation enjoyed by fans old and new.”
Hilary Strong, CEO of Agatha Christie Limited, commented: “And Then There Were None was a highlight of the 2015 BBC One Christmas schedule, and we are truly delighted to be building on the success of that show, first with The Witness For The Prosecution, and then with adaptations of seven more iconic Agatha Christie titles.
“What Sarah Phelps brought to And Then There Were None was a new way of interpreting Christie for a modern audience, and Agatha Christie Ltd is thrilled to be bringing this psychologically rich, visceral and contemporary sensibility to more classic Christie titles for a new generation of fans.”