CBS Sets Up Young Miss Marple TV Series

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”.

Source: Variety