Death Comes as the End (3 episode series) 2019

DEATH COMES AS THE END’ 
CHRISTIE’S NEXT SERIES AT BBC

So, now that BBC’s latest Agatha Christie adaptation ABC Murders did not exactly amaze the audience, which was mostly left appalled by JohnMalkovich‘s insufferable accent and poor acting and overall bad writing,

The book has no European characters!

which of her stories will be made into mini series next year?  DEATH COMES AS THE END is next, the only of her books that isn’t set in the 20th century but in Ancient Egypt! The good news is that the three part series won’t be written by Sarah Phelps (who pretty much ruined three previous ones, Ordeal by Innocence, Witness for the Prosecutionand ABC). Gwyneth Hughes will write the new one (not that her Vanity Fair gig for ITV was any better).

 

DEATH COMES AS THE END

Set in  2000 BC Thebes, it follows Imhotep, wealthy landowner and priest, who has outraged his sons and daughters by bringing a beautiful concubine

Death on the Nile will  be turned into a film

into their fold. And the manipulative Nofret has already set about a plan to usurp her rivals’ rightful legacies. When her lifeless body is discovered at the foot of a cliff, Imhotep’s own flesh and blood become the apparent conspirators in her shocking murder. But vengeance and greed may not be the only motives…

 

Don’t forget that over in Hollywood, Kenneth Branagh, after bringing Murder on the Orient Express two years ago to the big screens with huge cinematic success, will direct DEATH ON THE NILE adaptation with Gal Gadot andArmie Hammer in which Branagh will again play Hercule Poirot investigating a murder during a luxurious cruise on the Nile River that he just happens to be on.