Agatha Christie is one of the most popular writers known all around the globe. If you are into thriller-mystery genre, then it is almost impossible that you have not heard about Agatha Christie. So with such fame when the BBC announced that they are going to adapt Christie’s The Pale Horse, fans were really excited about the news. The Pale Horse is not Agatha’s most well-known work, but it still is one of the best crime mysteries mixed with three witches.
The book was published back in 1961 and has been adapted several times for stage and screen. ITV production aired the first adaptation in 1996. ITV then adapted the book for Agatha’s Marple in 2010 with significant plot changes. It is going to be interesting to see the crime mystery with BBC treatment and Mammoth Screen production.
The Airing Date
There has not been any official date concerning release date as of now. The cast for the show was recently announced and the filming also recently started in Bristol. So it will still take some time for the show to be released. However, with only two parts for the adaptation of the book, Mammoth production may be ahead than one might imagine.
Previous significant adaptation for Agatha’s books was The ABC Murders. Its cast was announced back in May 2018, and the show went on to be released on 26 December 2018. It was broadcast three nights consecutively and had an extra episode than The Pale Horse to film.
With all this in mind, it is quite possible that the show might go on air in the latter part of December with two consecutive days broadcast between Christmas and New Year.
Following The ABC Murders big star cast, The Pale Horse is casting big names for the show. A few names for the cast are:
- Rufus Sewell as Mark Easterbrook
- Kaya Scodelario as Mark’s girlfriend, Hermia
- Bertie Carvel as Zachariah Osborne
- Sean Pertwee as Detective Lejeune
- Henry Lloyd as David Ardingly
- Poppy Gilbert as Thomasina Tuckerton
- Madeleine Bowyer as Jessie Davis
- Ellen Robertson as Poppy.
There is no background theme decided as of yet for the show. We may have to wait till the first teaser for the show.
What is the story about
The story follows Mark Eastbrook, who finds a bleak connection among people on a list he finds in a dead lady’s shoe. As he further investigates he is drawn to a village Much Deeping, and a peculiar house rumored to be occupied by three witches. While their magic could be the connection between the murders, Mark is convinced that there is something else going on.
There would not be that many differences between the book and the BBC’s adaptation. The only notable difference being the finding place of the list. In the novel list is found in Father Gorman’s shoe; however, the show depicts it to be found in a dead woman’s shoe. Some characters from the book are not appearing in the series, Ariadne Oliver famous book writer being the most notable one.
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