Agatha Christie’s ‘The Seven Dials Mystery’ Coming to Netflix with Mia-McKenna Bruce, Martin Freeman, and Helena Bonham Carter

Agatha Christie's 'The Seven Dials Mystery' Coming to Netflix with Mia-McKenna Bruce, Martin Freeman, and Helena Bonham Carter

Fresh off the printing press, Netflix has confirmed that it is launching its own Agatha Christie series titled The Seven Dials Mystery, inspired by the eponymous novel by the most famous detective author of all times. The series comes as another in a series of Agatha Christie adaptations, but it will be the first one headed by Netflix, as most of the other adaptations were helmed by either BBC or ITV, i.e., British studios. And while this series is also going to have a “British air” to it, it remains to be seen how Netflix’s production values will be transposed into this series.

Netflix does have some experience with this, as the Enola Holmes series proved to be a proper hit for the streaming service, but tackling Agatha Christie is something completely different, so it remains to be seen how it will all play out. But, based on the information we have about the cast and crew, it looks promising.

The series will be produced by The Crown‘s Suzanne Mackie through her company Orchid Pictures and Chris Sussman (Good Omens). Chris Sweeney (The TouristBack to Life) will be directing the series. The screenwriter and showrunner is going to be Chris Chibnall, best known for his work on Doctor Who as well as the successful crime series Broadchurch starring David Tennant.

As for the known cast members, we can confirm that Martin Freeman (Sherlock, MCU, The Hobbit) will appear in the series, which is great since he has experience with detective shows, as well as Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter film series, Sweeney Todd), but it seems that the primary character will be Christie’s Lady Eileen “Bundle” Brent, who will be portrayed by the How to Have Sex star Mia McKenna-Bruce. She has expressed her enthusiasm about the series:

“Chris Chibnall’s scripts are brilliant, and I am thrilled to be part of this new interpretation of the iconic Agatha Christie’s storytelling.”

Source: THR

Bundle Brent is a secondary character in Christie’s stories, but it seems that Chinball is going to make her the star of the series. The character appeared in two novels – The Secret of Chimneys (1925) and The Seven Dials Mystery (1929) – so there is not a lot of material to adapt, but we will see what Netflix has in store for the series, and whether it will just be a multi-part adaptation of the one novel, or a series that will adapt both of the works featuring the character.

It is definitely going to be a new and modernized take on Christie’s work, so we’ll have to wait and see what Chinball will do with it in the end. Be sure to keep following us for all the updates!

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