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Amazon Studios Creating Series Based on Agatha Christie Novel

18 Jul, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Amazon Studios July 18 announced it is adding a series of adaptations from Agatha Christie Limited to its lineup of original TV series in the United States.

The first adaptation, “Ordeal By Innocence,” began production earlier this month in the U.K. and will feature an ensemble cast, including Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Pirates of the Caribbean), Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Matthew Goode (“The Good Wife,” “Downton Abbey”), Catherine Keener (Get Out, Capote), Ed Westwick (“White Gold,” “Gossip Girl”), Luke Treadaway (Fortitude), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), and Morven Christie (“The A Word”).

Amazon’s deal with Agatha Christie Limited continues its partnership with production company Mammoth Screen and was brokered by WME. The series reunites with writer and executive producer Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None and The Witness for the Prosecution).

Amazon Prime Video will be the exclusive premium subscription streaming home for these series in the U.S.

“We are delighted to be working with Amazon in the TV space. They have obviously played a massive part in our book business over the past few years, and it is exciting to move with them onto Prime Video in the U.S.,” James Prichard, CEO of Agatha Christie Limited, said in a statement.

The deal is separate from RLJ Entertainment’s license agreement with 20th Century Fox Studios for reboot movie rights to mystery novel Murder on the Orient Express from Acorn Productions Ltd/Agatha Christie Ltd, the U.K. based rights holding production arm of RLJ Entertainment.

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