Made Up Stories (“Big Little Lies”) and Agatha Christie Ltd have come to a deal to develop a new TV series based around Christie’s famed sleuth character Miss Marple.
Bruna Papandrea, James Prichard and Basi Akpabio will produce the new take, which Endeavor Content is also onboard with, and stories will be based on the twelve Marple novel and numerous short stories including such famed titles as “4:50 from Paddington,” “The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side,” “A Murder is Announced” and “The Body in the Library”.
Numerous actresses have played the role in screen adaptations over the past few decades including Margaret Rutherford, Angela Lansbury, Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Helen Hayes and the most acclaimed version with Joan Hickson. Christie’s books have been in print for nearly a century and she remains the most successful author of all time with over two billion books sold.
Papandrea says in a statement: “I’m just thrilled to be joining forces with James and Agatha Christie Ltd to reintroduce the brilliant Miss Marple to the world. Agatha Christie is a true literary legend, and her Marple character at the center of these amazing stories is a complex female heroine providing great entertainment and inspiration. It’s such an exciting opportunity to bring it all to life.”
The news comes as Christie has had a resurgence with numerous mini-series adaptations in recent years including “And Then There Were None” and “Ordeal By Innocence” along with Kenneth Branagh’s 2017 film “Murder on the Orient Express”.
Source: The Live Feed