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