The BBC adaptation is set in 1960s England.

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The Pale Horse
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Yet another Agatha Christie mystery has been turned into a limited series, and this one is not for the faint of heart. The latest Christie story to make its way to the small screen is The Pale Horse, an adaptation of the 1961 Agatha Christie novel of the same name. The story is very mysterious indeed: It’s set in 1960s England and concerns a series of mysterious deaths. The two-part series sees Mark Easterbrook (portrayed by Rufus Sewell) attempt to find out why his name is included on a list folded up in a dead woman’s shoe. In the process, he becomes a suspect and encounters characters who might know the answers to his questions.

The series is produced for the BBC by Mammoth Screens/ITV Studios. It's written by Sarah Phelps, who previously penned the Christie adaptations Ordeal by Innocence and The ABC Murders. It’s directed by Leonora Lonsdale (Beast, Black Dog, Red Dog) and stars Rufus Sewell (The Man In The High Castle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Kaya Scodelario (Crawl, Extremely Wicked And Shockingly Evil And Vile).

The series also features Sheila Atim (Girl From The North Country), Georgina Campbell (His Dark Materials, Black Mirror), Sean Pertwee (Gotham, Elementary), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Killing Eve, Indian Summers), James Fleet (Unforgotten, Patrick Melrose), Madeleine Bowyer (Black Mirror, Britannia), Sarah Woodward (Queens Of Mystery, Loving Miss Hatto), Poppy Gilbert (Call The Midwife), Claire Skinner (Vanity Fair), Ellen Robertson (Snowflake, Britney Soho), and Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell). The two-part series will soon be available to watch via Amazon Prime, and you can see a trailer below.

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You can find the series available to watch on Amazon beginning on March 13, 2020, and if you’d like to read the book first, you can find it available for purchase at Amazon as well. You can also find the Christie adaptations Ordeal by Innocence and The ABC Murders on Amazon Prime Video now.

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What’s your favorite Agatha Christie mystery? Will you watch The Pale Horse series on Amazon?