Agatha Christie's drama "And Then There Were None" premiered last Christmas, and the BBC had a huge success on their hands. It was watched over and over again by fans. Due to that success, BBC has decided to create even more adaptions of the beloved novels. Radio Times revealed earlier this week that the dramas will become a Christmas tradition.
The first will be "The Witness For the Prosecution", which will be adapted by Sarah Phelps. It is directed by Julian Jarrold and stars Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough, Kim Cattrall, David Haig, Billy Howle and Monica Dolan. The next will be "Ordeal by Innocence" from Mammoth Production, the same production team behind And Then There Were None.
Some of the other adaptations will be "Death Comes As the End" and "The ABC Murders."
“These new commissions continue BBC1’s special relationship as the home of Agatha Christie in the UK,” said Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content. “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.
"And Then There Were None was a highlight of the 2015 BBC1 Christmas schedule, and we are truly delighted to be building on the success of that show, first with The Witness for the Prosecution, and then with adaptations of seven more iconic Agatha Christie titles,” CEO of Agatha Christie Limited, Hilary Strong, said. “What Sarah Phelps brought to And Then There Were None was a new way of interpreting Christie for a modern audience, and 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.”