CBS is developing a “Marple,” a crime drama TV series inspired by Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple books.
There’s a twist. In this version the elderly spinster who resides in the quaint pre-WW2 village of St. Mary Mead is gone, replaced by a modern day 38-year-old American woman who inherits her grandmother’s bookstore. She soon realises that things in her small California town aren’t what they seem, and begins working as a private investigator to get to the bottom of the town’s mysteries.
David Wolstencroft, Hilary Strong and Christie’s grandson Matthew Prichard will executive produce. Disney attempted a similar style project four years ago with Jennifer Garner slated to star in and produce, but that project was dropped and met with a vocal backlash.
Christie penned twelve Miss Marple books with each of the works having been adapted numerous times for the big and small screen – stories that include titles such as “4:50 from Paddington,” “The Body in the Library,” “A Murder is Announced,” “The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side,” “The Murder at the Vicarage,” “Nemesis” and “A Pocket Full of Rye”.