Anjelica Huston to Star in Limited Series Adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Towards Zero

The BBC has a three-part limited series of Agatha Christie’s Towards Zero in the works, with an impressive cast on board to bring the story to life.

Today, news broke that the cast includes Anjelica Huston (pictured above as Morticia in The Addams Family) as well as Jackie Clune (Motherland), Grace Doherty (Call the Midwife), Matthew Rhys (The Americans; Cocaine Bear), Jack Farthing (Rain Dogs), Khalil Gharbia (Mary & George), Adam Hugill (Sherwood), Ella Lily Hyland (Black Doves), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House), Mimi Keene (Sex Education), Clarke Peters (The Wire), and Anjana Vasan (Black Mirror: Demon 79).

Here are images of them all, provided by BritBox International:

Provided by BritBox International. Credit for Adam Hugill: Matt Easton; Credit for Ella Lilly Hyland: Pip; Credit for Grace Doherty: AP Wilding; Credit for Jack Farthing: Michael Shelford; Credit for Jackie Clune: Michael Wharley; Credit for Khalil Gharbia: Malick Bodian; Credit for Matthew Rhys: Rich Hardcastle; Credit for Oliver Jackson-Cohen: Maarten de Boer

If you haven’t read Christie’s book, here’s a synopsis of the series:

England, 1936. After a scandalous celebrity divorce, British tennis star Nevile Strange (Jackson-Cohen) and his ex-wife Audrey (Hyland) make the unthinkable decision to spend a summer together at Gull’s Point, their childhood home and the coastal estate of Nevile’s aunt, Lady Tressilian (Huston).

With unfinished business between the former childhood sweethearts, plus the presence of Nevile’s new wife Kay (Keene), tensions are running high. Add to this a long-suffering lady’s companion, a mysterious gentleman’s valet, an exiled cousin with a grudge, a venerable family lawyer, an inquisitive orphan and a French con man, and soon there will be murder. A troubled detective must rediscover his purpose to untangle a toxic web of jealousy, deceit and dysfunction. Can he solve the crime before another victim meets their death?

An explosive love triangle, a formidable matriarch and a house party of enemies. All compelled… Towards Zero.

“I have long been a fan of Agatha Christie and the murder-mystery genre and always love the opportunity to film in England,” Huston said in a statement. “I am thrilled to be working with director Sam Yates and this wonderful cast, and excited to play the clever and dignified Camilla, Lady Tressilian.”

Towards Zero was adapted for the screen by Rachel Bennette. Filming is currently underway in Bristol and on the Devon coast of England. No news on when it will premiere, but in the U.S. it will stream on BritBox International. icon-paragraph-end

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