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Netflix have commissioned Orchid Pictures to produce a limited series adaptation of Agatha Christie's The Seven Dials Mystery. The series will be written by former Broadchurch and Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall.

The synopsis reads: "A healthy young man dies in his sleep, despite the ringing of eight separate alarm clocks. Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper; so the other house guests decided to play a practical joke on him...

"Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6.30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing and the prank had backfired with tragic consequences."

The series will be led by Mia McKenna-Bruce (How To Have Sex). She will joined by Helena Bonham Carter (Nolly) and Martin Freeman (The Responder).

Suzanne Mackie said: "I am excited to be bringing The Seven Dials Mystery to life, and to be introducing a new generation of iconic Christie characters to the screen. It has been a joy to work with Chris Chibnall in creating this bold, authored and ambitious vision for the series...

"Together with Chris Sussman and Agatha Christie Limited and, under the masterful direction of Chris Sweeney, we are thrilled to embark on this creative journey. I could not think of a more exciting first project for Orchid Pictures, or a more perfect home for this story than Netflix.”"

Anne Mensah, VP of content for Netflix UK, said: "Agatha Christie’s storytelling has been thrilling mystery lovers for generations but there is still more for us to explore for audiences at Netflix."

James Prichard, chairman and CEO of Agatha Christie Limited, added: "Bundle Brent is one of my great grandmother’s raft of interesting, humorous, sharp young female characters. To see her brought to life through the words of Chris Chibnall and this production with Orchid Pictures and Netflix is a dream come true. I think viewers will love this world that we have created, and hope for more."

More details will be announced in due course.


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