Magpie Murders – Anthony Horowitz crime drama sets a start date

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The series, starring Lesley Manville, is coming to BritBox. 

Britbox UK have announced the premiere date of Magpie Murders, the adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling 2016 novel.

Billed as a crime drama with a unique twist, the series follows a “murder mystery within a murder mystery”, spanning two time periods; it plays out in both the 1950s and the present day with the cast playing multiple characters in different literary dimensions.

Here’s the synopsis:

Susan Ryeland is the editor for infamous, best-selling mystery writer Alan Conway. When she receives an unfinished Conway manuscript, featuring his hugely popular detective Atticus Pünd, she is set on a path with little idea that it will change her life forever.

Eleventh Hour films have assembled quite the stellar cast for this one. Lesley Manville plays Susan Ryeland, with Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones) as Alan Conway and Tim McMullan (Foyles War) playing Atticus Pünd.

Joining Manville, the cast includes Matthew Beard, Pippa Haywood, Harry Lawtey, Alexandros Logothetis, Pippa Haywood, Harry Lawtey, Michael Maloney, Daniel Mays and Claire Rushbrook. Some of the cast are quoted in interview here.

Magpie Murders will launch on BritBox UK on February 10th 2022. Peter Cattaneo (The A Word) is directing the six-part series. The producers are Eleventh Hour Films for BritBox and MASTERPIECE.

If the show does there numbers, there’s potential for more with the sequel novel, Moonflower Murders, from 2020 too.