The Pale Horse will begin on Sunday 9th February 2020 at 9pm on BBC One.
The second episode will air the following Sunday, 16th February.
Based on Agatha Christie’s 1961 novel The Pale Horse, Sarah Phelps’ adaptation centres around the character of Mark Easterbrook, a man whose name appears on a mysterious list found inside the shoe of a dead woman.
Easterbrook begins an investigation into how and why his name came to appear on the list, and is drawn to The Pale Horse, the home of three rumoured witches in a tiny village called Much Deeping.
People say the witches can get rid of wealthy relatives using dark arts, but as the body count rises, Easterbrook becomes more and more determined to find a logical explanation – and figure out who could possibly want him dead.
The Pale Horse
James Prichard, Executive Producer and CEO of Agatha Christie Limited, says: “The Pale Horse was one of the later novels penned by my great grandmother, written as it was in the 1960s. This new drama allows writer Sarah Phelps to continue her exploration of the 20th century through Christie’s stories, with the book’s fantastic, foreboding atmosphere completely suited to Sarah’s unique style of adaptation.”
The Pale Horse has been adapted for TV twice before, with ITV dramatising versions of the story in 1996 and 2010. Amazon Prime Video is on board as a co-producer and will show the drama in the US.