Tom Hardy has landed some more work with the BBC, as he’s teaming up with Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight to bring major adaptations of Charles Dickens’ work to the screen.
First up will be a new take on A Christmas Carol, that’s going to be split over three hour-long episodes. Be interesting to see if they go with cliffhangers, given the familiarity of the story.
Hardy is a producer on the adaptation, although it’s unclear whether he’ll be taking on an acting role too. We wouldn’t bet against it ourselves. We’ve got a while to wait, anyway. A Christmas Carol won’t be with us until 2019.
It’ll kickstart a bunch of Dickens adaptations that Hardy and Knight are uniting on. The names of further productions haven’t yet been revealed, though.