The BBC and Agatha Christie Productions has inked a deal for seven adaptations of the late author’s work, a deal that was supposed to start with Ordeal By Innocence last Christmas. However, after being shot last year, the transmission of the adaptation was delayed following sexual assault allegations against actor Ed Westwick.
His scenes have now been reshot, and the drama should finally make it to the air later this year.
The BBC is now also pressing ahead on the next Christie adaptation, which we presume will be targeted for this Christmas. And it’s chosen The ABC Murders for the new project, which will see Hercule Poirot up against the clock to solve a series of murders in 1930s England.
The ABC Murders is set to film later this year, with Mammoth Screen again partnering on the production. Casting news as we get it…