Deadline has announced that Tom Riley has joined the cast of a new Agatha Christie adaptation of Murder is Easy, for the BBC and Britbox. Murder is Easy, a two part thriller, is now filming in Scotland with Tom taking the role of Lord Whitfield. This will be Tom's third Agatha Christie adaptation!
Industry and Rye Lane star David Jonsson, Lord of the Rings lead Morfydd Clark and Downton Abbey‘s Penelope Wilton are among the cast of BBC and Britbox International’s latest Agatha Christie adaptation, Murder is Easy. Filming is now underway in Scotland, with Jonsson playing lead character Fitzwilliam.
On a train in 1954 England, he meets Miss Pinkerton (Wilton), who tells him a killer is on the loose in the sleepy village of Wychwood under Ashe. Though the locals believes the deaths are accidents, Miss Pinkerton knows better and is soon found dead on her way to Scotland Yard. Fitzwilliams is convinced he has to find the killer before they strike again.
Clark will play Bridget, Sinead Matthews (Hullraisers, The Crown) is Miss Waynflete, Tom Riley (The Nevers, Ill Behaviour) is Lord Whitfield, Douglas Henshall (Shetland, In Plain Sight) plays Major Horton, Mathew Baynton (Ghosts, Wonka) portrays Dr Thomas, Mark Bonnar (World on Fire, Guilt) is Reverend Humbleby, Nimra Bucha (Polite Society, Ms Marvel) is Mrs Humbleby, Tamzin Outhwaite (The Tower, Ridley Road) plays Mrs Pierce, Jon Pointing (Big Boys, Plebs) is Rivers and Phoebe Licorish makes her screen debut as Rose.
Siân Ejiwunmi-Le Berre is writing the two-part thriller series and Meenu Gaur (Zinda Bhaag, World on Fire) is directing. Fifth Season has international sales. ITV Studios-owned Mammoth Screen is producing with Agatha Christie Limited. BBC has the show in the UK and commissioner BritBox International takes rights in the U.S., Canada and South Africa.