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The BBC is adapting A Christmas Carol into a three-part series this Christmas

12/07/2019 4:27 PM
The BBC is adapting A Christmas Carol into a three-part series this Christmas

The BBC has announced the cast and air date of their three-part adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel A Christmas Carol. It's set to be the first of many BBC adaptions of the author's works. 

The series will air on BBC1 overseas and via Fox Showcase in Australia this Christmas. Aussie actor Guy Pearce is cast in the starring role of Ebenezer Scrooge, while multifaceted actor Andy Serkis (Lord of the RingsStar Wars) is portraying the Ghost of Christmas Past. The late Rutger Hauer is playing the Ghost of Christmas future.  Stephen Graham (This is England) is playng Jacob Marley,Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders) is playing Lottie, and Kayvna Novak (What We Do in the Shadows) is playing Ali Baba. 

The series is written and produced by Stephen Knight (Taboo, Peaky Blinders), directed by Nick Murphy (The Awakening, Blood), and executive produced by Ridley Scott and Tom Hardey among others.  

In a press release the BBC described the upcoming series as 'a haunting, hallucinatory, spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul.' Here's hoping for a trailer soon!