BBC One has partnered with Lifetime for miniseries based on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, one of the best-selling crime novels of all time, with 100 million copies sold worldwide. UK transmission as a three episode series will premiere later this year to coincide with Agatha Christie’s 125th anniversary, while And Then There Were None will air on Lifetime as a two-part miniseries in 2016. And Then There Were None is a co-production for BBC One and Lifetime in the US. A+E Networks will handle international sales for And Then There Were None under the A+E Studios International banner.
Written by Sarah Phelps (The Casual Vacancy, Great Expectations), who also is one of the exec producers, and produced by Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Productions, the production on And Then There Were None has begun in London and Cornwall. Mathew Prichard and Hilary Strong are EPs for Agatha Christie Productions Ltd, Karen Thrussell and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen and Matthew Read for the BBC.
Craig Viveiros (The Liability, Ghosted) is directing.
The miniseries stars Douglas Booth (Great Expectations, The Riot Club), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, The Imitation Game), Maeve Dermody (Black Water, Beautiful Kate), Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises, Torchwood), Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle, Death Comes to Pemberley), Sam Neill (Peaky Blinders, The Tudors), Miranda Richardson (Mapp & Lucia, Parade’s End), Toby Stephens (Black Sails, Jane Eyre), Noah Taylor (Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones) and Aidan Turner (Poldark, The Hobbit Trilogy).
Set in 1939 while Europe teeters on the brink of war, And Then There Were None follows ten strangers with dubious pasts who are lured to an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. Cut off from the mainland, with their hosts mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime, and when members of the party start to mysteriously die, they all realize they may be harboring a murderer among their number.
Agatha Christie Productions is the production arm of Agatha Christie Ltd. Chaired by Mathew Prichard, the author’s grandson, with CEO Hilary Strong, ACL has been managing Agatha Christie’s literary and media rights globally since 1955. Most recent projects include the global publication of the new Poirot novel The Monogram Murders by bestselling crime writer Sophie Hannah, and forthcoming BBC One adaptations of Partners in Crime starring David Walliams and Jessica Raine.
U.S. based RLJ Entertainment, Inc. owns a 64% share of Agatha Christie Ltd. In addition to its investment in And Then There Were None, the company also co-funded Partners in Crime, which premieres on Acorn TV on September 3, 2016. UK indie Mammoth Screen’s credits have included Poldark for BBC One, which aired on PBS in the U.S.