Watch The Gloomy Trailer For The Series Adaptation Of 'A Christmas Carol'

Charles Dickens' dark Christmas tale will be produced by Steven Knight, Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott.

In 2017, Steven Knight and Tom Hardy came together for a new collaboration after working on Peaky Blinders: the first season of Taboo. We're still impatiently waiting for a second season, which is taking a while to land on our screens. The two men are now working together again on a Christmas project for the BBC (and FX in the United States): A Christmas Carol, yet another adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale in mini-series format. The first serialized adaptation of the novella dates back to 1947. 

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With less than a month to go before Advent begins, the British network has just released a first trailer for the series. Steven Knight and the director of the three episodes, Nick Murphy (The Awakening), have created a dark, grimy ambience, as they have done in their other productions. A Christmas Carol is also produced by Ridley Scott and Tom Hardy, who'll play a small, as-yet unknown role in the adaptation. He won't be playing the legendary Ebenezer Scrooge, as that role has already been assigned to Guy Pearce (The Rover, Memento).

The Australian actor is in good company, as he'll be appearing alongside Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings), Stephen Graham (This Is England), Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow), Joe Alwyn (The Favorite) and Vinette Robinson (Sherlock). Steven Knight doesn't plan to stop there and is planning to adapt at least another four Dickens novels into series. A Christmas Carol will be released in December.

 

Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth

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By Adrien Delage, published on 08/11/2019

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