The BBC has signed a deal to adapt seven more Agatha Christie novels for its viewers in the next few years.
Following the success of last year's adaptation of And Then There Were None, starring Aidan Turner (who starred in Poldark), the adaptations will be shown on BBC One over the next four years in a deal between the channel and Agatha Christie Productions LTD. The first of the novels to be adapted is Ordeal By Innocence, one of Agatha Christie's favourite novels. It will be adapted by Sarah Phelps, who worked on And Then There Were None
The other two novels that have been confirmed are Death Comes As The End, a murder mystery set in Ancient Egypt and The ABC Murders, a race against time to stop a serial killer in the 1930s.
The adaptations follow the previously announced The Witness for the Prosecution, which is currently being filmed. It will star Toby Jones (below), Andrea Riseborough, Kim Cattrall, David Haig, Billy Howle and Monica Dolan.
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, says, 'Our combined creative ambition to reinvent Christie's novels for a modern audience promises to bring event television of the highest quality to a new generation enjoyed by fans old and new.'
Hilary Strong, Chief Executive Officer, Agatha Christie Limited, says 'Agatha Christie Ltd is thrilled to be bringing this psychologically rich, visceral and contemporary sensibility to more classic Christie titles for a new generation of fans.'