Murder is Easy 2023 release date, cast and trailer for TV show

The BBC’s upcoming adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic Murder is Easy arrives on TV this month with a release date, cast and trailer all revealed!

Murder is Easy has been transformed into a gripping two-part series by screenwriter Siân Ejiwunmi-Le Berre and is directed Meenu Gaur (Zinda Bhaag, World on Fire).

When is Murder is Easy on TV?

Murder is Easy will air across two, hour-long episodes on Wednesday, 27 December at 9PM and Thursday, 28 December at 9PM.

Alternatively, you’ll be able to watch online via BBC iPlayer with both episodes released on 27 December 2023.

Meanwhile, international fans can catch the thriller on BritBox International’s streaming service across the US, Canada, and South Africa.

Who’s on the cast?

David Jonsson (Industry, Rye Lane) steps into the role of Fitzwilliam, while Morfydd Clark (Lord of the Rings, Saint Maud) plays Bridget.

They are joined by an ensemble of celebrated actors including Penelope Wilton as Miss Pinkerton, Tom Riley as Lord Whitfield, Douglas Henshall as Major Horton, and Mathew Baynton portraying Dr Thomas. Additionally, Mark Bonnar appears as Reverend Humbleby.

The adaptation will also feature talents like Sinead Matthews, Nimra Bucha, Tamzin Outhwaite, Kathryn Howden and Phoebe Licorish.

Watch the Murder Is Easy trailer

Ahead of the release date, the BBC has unveiled a first look trailer for the show.

Set in England during the year 1954, the story unfolds as Fitzwilliam encounters Miss Pinkerton (Wilton) on a train journey to London. She confides her suspicions of a serial killer lurking in the quaint village of Wychwood under Ashe.

When Miss Pinkerton meets a grim fate on her way to Scotland Yard, Fitzwilliam finds himself drawn into a quest for justice, peeling back layers of village secrecy to catch a murderer for whom killing seems all too easy.

Speaking about the new TV series, Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama, said: “With an intriguing central mystery and a fantastic creative team behind the camera, it’s no surprise that this new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit has attracted a who’s who of UK acting talent to bring Murder is Easy to the screen. BBC viewers are in for a treat that will keep them guessing to the very end.”

Filming on the two-part series took place in Scotland earlier this year. It is made by Mammoth Screen (The Serpent, World on Fire) and Agatha Christie Limited (And Then There Were None, Death on the Nile).

Murder is Easy airs on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 27 December.

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