BBC Announces All-Star Adaptation of Agatha Christie’s ‘Towards Zero

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“The BBC has announced a three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel, ‘Towards Zero,’ featuring a celebrated cast, including Academy Award-winning actor Anjelica Huston. The series is set to air on BBC iPlayer and BBC One in the UK and BritBox International in the US and Canada.

The story is set in England, during the year 1936, and centers on British tennis star Nevile Strange (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) and his ex-wife Audrey (Ella Lily Hyland). Despite their highly publicized divorce, the pair decide to spend a summer together at Gull’s Point, their shared childhood home, which is located on the coastal estate of Nevile’s aunt, Lady Tressilian (Anjel Soehesten). With Nevile’s new wife, Kay (Mimi Keene), among the guests, the scene is set for heightened tensions and complex dynamics.

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The series presents a web of intrigue, introducing a long-suffering lady’s companion, a mysterious valet, an exiled cousin bearing a grudge, a family lawyer, an inquisitive orphan, and a French con man, all entangled in a complex narrative of jealousy, deceit, and murder.

‘Towards Zero’ also stars acclaimed actors Jackie Clune (‘Motherland’), Grace Doherty (‘Call the Midwife’), Jack Farthing (‘Rain Dogs’), Khalil Gharbia (‘Mary & George’), Adam Hugill (‘Sherwood’), Clarke Peters (‘The Wire’), Emmy winner Matthew Rhys (‘The Americans’), and Olivier Award-winner Anjana Vasan (‘Black Mirror: Demon 79’).

Executive producer James Prichard of Agatha Christie Limited said: “This is a very special production. Rachel has done an extraordinary job on making my great-grandmother’s story even more dramatic, intense and troubling. Add in a cast of this calibre and viewers are in for a real treat.”

Sheena Bucktowonsing and Damien Timmer, executive producers for Mammoth Screen, added: “We are privileged to be working with Hollywood legend Anjelica Huston and a particularly stellar cast on one of Agatha Christie’s most intriguing novels—the sun-drenched Towards Zero. It’s a tale of tennis, an incendiary love triangle, the Devon coastline, and murder!”

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Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama, commented: “For a writer whose work remains globally famous yet quintessentially British, it feels incredibly fitting that Towards Zero has attracted such a dazzling array of UK talent on both sides of the camera, alongside some exciting international names and Hollywood royalty.”

Towards Zero is the latest in a line of successful BBC adaptations of Agatha Christie’s novels, including 2023’s Murder is Easy, which averaged 7 million viewers across both parts.

The adaptation is written by BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Rachel Bennette, known for her work on Zadie Smith’s novel ‘NW’ and the series ‘World on Fire’ and ‘Ripper Street.’ The directing duties are undertaken by Olivier Award-winning Sam Yates.” Filming is currently ongoing in Bristol and Devon.

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