And then there was Lifetime. The network has announced they will premiere the new mini-series And Then There Were None on March 13th.
The series, which originally aired on BBC One in December, is based on the classic Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same name.
Set in 1939, the mini-series stars Charles Dance, Douglas Booth, and Aidan Turner as part of a group invited to stay on a mysterious island. Soon, what seems like a vacation proves fatal as the group begins to drop off one by one. The series also stars Noah Taylor, Anna Maxwell Martin, Toby Stephens, Miranda Richardson, Sam Neill, Burn Gorman, and Maeve Dermody.
Lifetime will air the mini-series as part of a special two-night event beginning on March 13th, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Watch a trailer and read the full announcement below:
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 8, 2016) – The Lifetime mini-series Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, based on one of the best-selling crime novels of all time with 100 million copies sold worldwide, makes its US premiere in two parts on Lifetime, Sunday, March 13 and Monday, March 14 at 9pm ET/PT. The mini-series stars Douglas Booth (Great Expectations, The Riot Club), Emmy(R) Award nominee Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, The Imitation Game), Maeve Dermody (Black Water, Beautiful Kate), Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises, Torchwood), BAFTA winner Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle, Death Comes to Pemberley), Emmy and Golden Globe(R) Award nominee Sam Neill (Peaky Blinders, The Tudors), Academy Award(R) nominee Miranda Richardson (Mapp & Lucia, Parade’s End), Toby Stephens (Black Sails, Jane Eyre), Screen Actors Guild Award(R) nominee Noah Taylor (Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones) and Aidan Turner (Poldark, The Hobbit Trilogy).
Set in 1939 while Europe teeters on the brink of war, And Then There Were None follows ten strangers with dubious pasts who are lured to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. Cut off from the mainland, with their hosts mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime, and when members of the party start to mysteriously die, they all realize they may be harboring a murderer among their number. Who will survive? And who is the killer?
The mini-series premiered December 26th on BBC One in the UK, garnering rave reviews from both audience and critics. The series averaged 8.7 million total viewers, with 9.5 million people tuning into the first night.
And Then There Were None is a co-production for BBC One and Lifetime. A+E Networks will handle international sales for And Then There Were None under the A+E Studios International banner. Sarah Phelps (The Casual Vacancy, Great Expectations) is writer and executive producer, the director is international award-winning Craig Viveiros (The Liability, Ghosted) and Abi Bach (The Honorable Woman) produced. The executive producers are Mathew Prichard and Hilary Strong for Agatha Christie Productions Ltd, Karen Thrussell and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen and Matthew Read for the BBC.”
What do you think? Have you read And Then There Were None? Will you watch the mini-series on Lifetime?