Anjelica Huston, Oliver Jackson-Cohen to Star in 'Towards Zero'

An adaptation of Agatha Christie‘s mystery novel Towards Zero starring Anjelica Huston is in production, the BBC and BritBox International unveiled on Wednesday.

The three-part series, starring Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House, The Invisible Man), Ella Lily Hyland (Five and a Half Love Stories in an Apartment in Vilnius, Lithuania), Huston (Prizzi’s Honor, The Addams Family), and Mimi Keene (Sex Education) has been adapted for the screen by Rachel Bennette. Sam Yates (Magpie) directs.

The murder mystery takes place in England, in 1936. After a scandalous celebrity divorce, British tennis star Nevile Strange (Jackson-Cohen) and his ex-wife Audrey (Hyland) “make the unthinkable decision to spend a summer together at Gull’s Point, their childhood home and the coastal estate of Nevile’s aunt (Huston).” With unfinished business between the former childhood sweethearts and the presence of Nevile’s new wife Kay (Keene), tensions run high. A troubled detective is tasked with untangling a toxic web of jealousy, deceit, and dysfunction before another victim meets their death.

Jackie Clune (Motherland), Grace Doherty (Call the Midwife), Jack Farthing (Rain Dogs), Khalil Gharbia (Mary & George), Adam Hugill (Sherwood), Clarke Peters (The Wire), Emmy winner Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Oliver Award-winner Anjana Vasan (Black Mirror: Demon 79) rounds off the cast as their characters form “a house party of enemies”.

Huston said: “I have long been a fan of Agatha Christie and the murder-mystery genre and always love the opportunity to film in England. I am thrilled to be working with director Sam Yates and this wonderful cast, and excited to play the clever and dignified Camilla, Lady Tressilian.”

James Prichard, executive producer for Agatha Christie Ltd., added: “This is a very special production. Rachel has done an extraordinary job on making my great-grandmother’s story even more dramatic, intense, and troubling. Add in a cast of this caliber and viewers are in for a real treat.”

Filming on Towards Zero is now underway in and around Bristol and on the Devon coast. The series will air on BBC iPlayer and BBC One, and outside of the U.K. on BritBox International’s streaming service in the U.S. and Canada.

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