Today BBC One and FX have announced casting for their new adaption of the timeless Charles Dickens classic written by Steven Knight.
The new three-part series is a unique and original take on Charles Dickens’ iconic ghost story, written and executive produced by Steven Knight and is a haunting, hallucinatory, spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul.
Guy Pearce stars as Ebenezer Scrooge alongside an outstanding ensemble cast including Andy Serkis as Ghost of Christmas Past, Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley, Charlotte Riley as Lottie, Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit, Vinette Robinson as Mary Cratchit, Rutger Hauer as the Ghost of Christmas Future, Kayvan Novak as Ali Baba and Lenny Rush as Tim Cratchit.
Speaking about A Christmas Carol, Steven Knight said, “This production of A Christmas Carol will respectfully present what we believe to be a timely interpretation of a timeless story.”
Controller of BBC Drama Piers Wenger said “We’re incredibly excited that filming has begun on Steve Knight’s brilliant interpretation of A Christmas Carol, with Nick Murphy directing a phenomenal cast in what promises to be an iconic version of the classic tale.”
The new adaptation will air this Christmas on the BBC in the UK and FX in the US and is the latest collaboration between the two broadcasters and the creative team behind acclaimed drama series, Taboo.
It will be executive produced by Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker, Kate Crowe and Mona Qureshi, directed by Nick Murphy and produced by Julian Stevens.
Further casting and details will be announced in due course.
A Christmas Carol will air this Christmas on BBC One