The BBC has announced that its next Agatha Christie adaptation from writer Sarah Phelps will be The Pale Horse, based on the 1961 novel of the same name. The Pale Horse will have an all-star cast, including Rufus Sewell, Kaya Scodelario and Sean Pertwee. Agatha Christie fans can read on for everything we know about The Pale Horse series so far, including release date, cast, trailer and plot.
When will The Pale Horse start?
The release date for The Pale Horse has not been revealed yet, but it is expected to air at Christmas time.
Last year’s The ABC Murders started on Boxing Day, as did And Then There Were None in 2015, and The Witness for the Prosecution in 2016.
As such, we are expected a December 26 start date for The Pale Horse.
The series will have two episodes, which are expected to air on Boxing Day and December 27.
Who is in the cast of The Pale Horse?
The cast for The Pale Horse was announced at the end of July.
Leading the cast is The Man in the High Castle’s Rufus Sewell as Mark Easterbrook, a man who finds a list of people who he thinks are shortly to die.
Skins’ Kaya Scodelario also stars as Mark’s girlfriend Hermia, alongside Doctor Foster’s Bertie Carvel as pharmacist Zacharia Osbourne and Gotham’s Sean Pertwee as investigating officer DI Lejeune.
Also in The Pale Horse cast are Outnumbered’s Claire Skinner, Derry Girls’ Kathy Kiera Clarke and Killing Eve’s Henry Lloyd-Hughes.
What will happen in The Pale Horse?
The official BBC synopsis for The Pale Horse reads: “The Pale Horse follows Mark Easterbrook as he tries to uncover the mystery of a list of names found in the shoe of a dead woman.
“His investigation leads him to the peculiar village of Much Deeping, and The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumoured witches.
“Word has it that the witches can do away with wealthy relatives by means of the dark arts.
“But as the bodies mount up, Mark is certain there has to be a rational explanation.”
Is there a trailer for The Pale Horse?
The Pale Horse does not have a promo or preview yet.
Filming is currently underway in Bristol for the series, meaning we should get a first look soon.
Last year, however, the BBC did not release a trailer for its annual Agatha Christie adaptation until the beginning of December, meaning fans may be in for a few months’ wait.
Express.co.uk will update this article when the BBC release a trailer for The Pale Horse.
The Pale Horse is coming soon to BBC One
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