Following the success of The ABC Murders last year, the Beeb is now filming The Pale Horse
Rufus Sewell is to star in The Pale Horse, BBC1’s latest big Agatha Christie production, which could be part of its festive line-up.
The Man In The High Castle actor plays Mark Easterbrook, whose name is featured on a mysterious list discovered in the shoe of a dead woman in the Christie classic, which was first published in 1961.
Mark starts an investigation into how and why his name came to be there, which takes him to The Pale Horse, the home of a group of witches.
The rumours are that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives by means of the dark arts, but Mark suspects a more logical explanation...
Joining Rufus in the adaptation is Crawl’s Kaya Scodelario as Hermia, Doctor Foster’s Bertie Carvel as Zachariah Osborne, Gotham’s Sean Pertwee as Detective Inspector Lejeune, Killing Eve’s Henry Lloyd-Hughes as David Ardingly, and Call The Midwife’s Poppy Gilbert as Thomasina Tuckerton, Black Mirror’s Madeleine Bowyer as Jessie Davis and Snowflake’s Ellen Robertson as Poppy.
Starring as the trio of witches are Vera’s Rita Tushingham as Bella, Girl From The North Country’s Sheila Atim as Thryza Grey and Derry Girls star Kathy Kiera Clarke as Sybil Stamford.
Plus The Pale Horse will also feature Loving Miss Hatto’s Sarah Woodward, Black Mirror’s Georgina Campbell and Outnumbered’s Claire Skinner.
Talking about the story previously, Sarah Phelps, Writer and Executive Producer, said: “Written in 1961, against the backdrop of the Eichmann Trial, the escalation of the Cold War and Vietnam, The Pale Horse is a shivery, paranoid story about superstition, love gone wrong, guilt and grief.
“It’s about what we’re capable of when we’re desperate and what we believe when all the lights go out and we’re alone in the dark.”
The Beeb has previously adapted Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders, Ordeal by Innocence, Witness for the Prosecution and And Then There Were None.
It’s not yet been revealed when The Pale Horse, starring Rufus Sewell, will be screened.
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