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The courtroom has been filled for the BBC’s latest Agatha Christie adaptation.
Toby Jones, Kim Cattrall and Andrea Riseborough have joined the cast of The Witness for the Prosecution, which began filming Monday in Liverpool, alongside David Haig, Billy Howle and Monica Dolan.
The two-part drama, adapted from Christie’s 23-page short story by Sarah Phelps, reunites the team behind And Then There Were None, the most recent TV adaptation of one of the famed crime novelist’s works that became a hit for BBC One in December 2015 with ratings in excess of 8 million. Julian Jarrold (Kinky Boots, Becoming Jane, The Girl, Appropriate Adult) directs with Colin Wratten (The Musketeers, One Of Us) producing.
A co-production by Mammoth Screen, behind upcoming period drama Victoria, and Agatha Christie Productions for BBC One in association with A+E Network and RLJ Entertainment’s development arm, Acorn Media Enterprises, The Witness for the Prosecution will premiere in the U.S. on Acorn TV, RLJE’s streaming service and co-production partner.
James Prichard and Hilary Strong produce for Agatha Christie Productions, Karen Thrussell and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen, Matthew Read for BBC and Sarah Phelps.
A+E Networks, which holds the distribution rights for the rest of the world, will launch The Witness for the Prosecution at this year’s MIPCOM.
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