Tom Hardy To Adapt Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' For The BBC

Ho, ho, ho! The festive season is upon us and, luckily for us, it's inspired one small-screen dream team to tackle a seriously exciting new project. 

The super trio, composed of actor Tom Hardy, screenwriter Stephen Knight (Peaky Blinders, Taboo) and director Ridley Scott is set to produce a TV adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol for BBC One. 

A mini-series made of three 60-minute episodes, this will be the first of a series of Dickens adaptations set to be tackled by this fine team. The bad news, however, is that the first installment won't be ready until Xmas 2019. 

Tom Hardy in Taboo. (Photo: BBC One)

For the moment, we're not sure if Tom Hardy is set to appear on-screen but we can't imagine he'd be able to resist appearing in such a promising show. As he noted in a press statement: 

"A Christmas Carol is a fabulous, magical piece of theatre and an embarrassment of riches for our creative team - from character all the way through to design. Here’s to having a lot of intricate and wonderful fun. We feel very lucky."

We might assume, then, that Hardy could take on the role of cold-hearted, Xmas-hating miser Ebenezer Scrooge. But at the same time, he may be just a little too young to pull off the part. 

What is certain, however, is that the fantastic trio's adaptation is sure to be a smidgen darker than the Muppets' version... We can't wait to see which other classic works the gang will be getting its hands on.