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BritBox North America has announced its biggest original commission to date: the limited series, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? adapted by Hugh Laurie.

The 3-part mini-series, an adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery which Laurie will also direct and executive produce, will make its global debut on BritBox in the U.S. and Canada in 2022. UK transmission will be announced soon.

Hugh Laurie said: "I loved this book as a nipper and still do. The hairs on the back of my neck haven’t properly settled down from the first time I grasped the beauty of the essential mystery. Since then, I have fallen deeper and deeper in love with the characters, and feel immensely honoured to have been given the chance to retell their story in this form. I will wear a tie on set, and give it everything I have."

Emily Powers, Head of BritBox North America, said: "I can’t overstate how excited we are to bring this new adaptation to life for the BritBox community. Hugh Laurie’s writing pays homage to the brilliance of the original Agatha Christie mystery while adding fresh wit, humor, and creativity that will appeal to all audiences. This extraordinary series is the perfect addition to BritBox, which is the home to the largest Agatha Christie collection."

Casting will be announced in due course.


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