Murder is Easy to be adapted for BBC and Britbox International

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The BBC has announced Murder is Easy, a major new adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic novel produced by Mammoth Screen (The Serpent, World on Fire) and Agatha Christie Limited (And Then There Were None, Death on the Nile) for BBC One and iPlayer, in a co-commission with BritBox International.

The two-part thriller will film this summer and is adapted for TV by screenwriter Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre and directed by Meenu Gaur (Zinda Bhaag, World on Fire).

England, 1954. On a train to London, a man going by the name of Luke Fitzwilliam meets Miss Pinkerton, who tells him that a killer is on the loose in the sleepy English village of Wychwood under Ashe.

The villagers believe the deaths are mere accidents, but Miss Pinkerton knows otherwise - and when she's later found dead on her way to Scotland Yard, Luke feels he must find the killer before they can strike again. Because for a certain kind of person, murder is easy…

I’ve watched every Agatha Christie adaptation out, because Christie wrote for the world and the whole world loves her back... When I first read Murder is Easy, I couldn’t believe how daring, experimental and furious the book was. Nothing like I’d expected... It’s like going on an extended train journey with a genius sat next to you, whispering the secrets of storytelling into your ear.
Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre, Screenwriter
I am part of the worldwide club of Agatha Christie’s fans and followers and therefore thrilled to be shaping one of her works for the screen. I was drawn to the sassy, cool, witty, and not to be messed with women of Murder is Easy and blown away again by how delightful her characters are.
Meenu Gaur, Director
This is one of my great grandmother’s best and most disconcerting titles. Of course, murder isn't easy. Or is it if you live in a traditional unsuspecting English village?
James Prichard, Chairman and CEO of Agatha Christie Limited

Filming on Murder is Easy will take place later this year and casting will be announced in due course. The show will air on BBC One and iPlayer, and on BritBox International’s streaming service in the US, Canada and South Africa.

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(L) Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre, Screenwriter (R) Meenu Gaur, Director

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