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​BBC's New Crime Thriller Starring Rufus Sewell Sounds Terrifying

​BBC's New Crime Thriller Starring Rufus Sewell Sounds Terrifying

We love nothing more than a gritty crime thriller and the BBC is providing us with yet another one to get our teeth into - an adaptation of Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse .

The TV show will star Rufus Sewell, aka that awful guy Jaspar from The Holiday who strings along Iris (Kate Winslet). But Rufus has also been award nominated for his roles in the likes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Victoria and The Man in the High Castle.

You may know Rufus Sewell best from his role in The Holiday (Credit: Universal Pictures)
You may know Rufus Sewell best from his role in The Holiday (Credit: Universal Pictures)

It will be comprised of two hour long episodes which will be shown on BBC One and will come to our screens in 2020 - something to look forward to!

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It certainly sounds like it'll bring out our inner detective.

The show will begin with the murder of a young woman. On investigation of the killing, a strange list of names is found in her shoe which arouses suspicion and intrigue.

Who are these people? Who wrote the list? And why is it there?

One of the names on the list is central character Mark Easterbook (played by Rufus Sewell) once widowed, he has now found love with new wife Hermia, but is still haunted by the tragedy of losing his first love Delphine.

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Mark decides to undergo his own investigation as to why his name came to be on that strange list, which leads him to a peculiar home of a trio of murdered witches, The Pale Horse, which leads him into the unknown world of the supernatural.

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It is a world he is extremely sceptical of, but as increasingly strange and unexplainable things happen around him, he cannot help but wonder. Is it the work of the witches of The Pale Horse? Is he next on their list to kill? Or is there a more rational explanation with a regular human murderer he can stop?

All sounds pretty intriguing.

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Rufus Sewell said of the new show: "I've always loved watching Agatha Christies."

The TV show will be an adaptation of Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse (Credit: Amazon)
The TV show will be an adaptation of Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse (Credit: Amazon)
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"What appealed to me about this script and this character was that the veneer of sophistication, of class and luxury is only possible if it's supported by a vicious, brutal underbelly. That's what keeps it all nice."

Joining Rufus will be other famous faces including Kaya Scodelario (Extremely Wicked And Shockingly Evil And Vile), Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Killing Eve) and Poppy Gilbert (Call The Midwife). A pretty stellar cast.

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You really can't beat an Agatha Christie adaptation, so we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for the launch date and update you ASAP.

But while you wait for this to land, these alternative crime dramas and documentaries might pique your interest.

Responsible Child lands on BBC Two on 16th December (Credit: BBC)
Responsible Child lands on BBC Two on 16th December (Credit: BBC)

Netflix is offering up The Confession Killer, whilst the BBC is showing Responsible Child, a drama series based loosely on true events.

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