'The Pale Horse': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything about Amazon's Agatha Christie adaptation

'The Pale Horse': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything about Amazon's Agatha Christie adaptation
'The Pale Horse' (IMDb)

If you're a fan of Agatha Christie's mystery books, then you will love the new adaptation of the author's 1961 novel 'The Pale Horse' that is underway. Written by Sarah Phelps, who will be creating her fifth adaptation from Christie's books, it is set to be a two-part drama series. 'The Witness For The Prosecution', 'Ordeal By Innocence' and 'The ABC Murders' are some of the older ones she worked on.

"The Pale Horse was one of the later novels penned by my great grandmother, written as it was in the 1960s," James Prichard, executive producer and CEO of Agatha Christie Limited, said in a statement. "This new drama allows writer Sarah Phelps to continue her exploration of the 20th Century through Christie’s stories, with the book’s fantastic, foreboding atmosphere completely suited to Sarah’s unique style of adaptation."

Release date

The show is set to release on Amazon Prime Video on March 13.


The official Amazon Prime Video plot is that "When a murder investigation is launched into the death of a young woman, a mysterious list of names is discovered in her shoe, prompting an inquiry not only to find the killer but also to understand the list of names. One of those named is Mark Easterbrook (Rufus Sewell). He embarks on an investigation into how and why his name came to appear on the list; an investigation that leads him to The Pale Horse—the peculiar home of a trio of rumored witches in the beautiful village of Much Deeping."



Rufus Sewell

Rufus Sewell attends the premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Rufus Sewell has been cast in the lead role of Mark Easterbrook in 'The Pale Horse'. The actor has previously starred in movies like 'Hamlet', 'A Knight's Tale', 'The Illusionist', 'Meet Frank', 'Daniel and Laurence'. 

Other members of the cast include Kaya Scodelario, Bertie Carvel, Sean Pertwee, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Poppy Gilbert, Madeleine Bowyer, Ellen Robertson, Sarah Woodward, Georgina Campbell, Claire Skinner, Rita Tushingham, Sheila Atim and Kathy Kiera Clarke.


Sarah Phelps

Sarah Phelps attends a screening of "The ABC Murder" at BFI Southbank on December 13, 2018 in London, England. (Getty Images)


Sarah Phelps has written and created 'The Pale Horse'. The BAFTA-nominated writer is best known for her work on Agatha Christie's 'The Witness For The Prosecution' and 'And Then There Were None', Charles Dickens's 'Great Expectations' and 'Oliver Twist' and J. K. Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy'. 

Leonora Lonsdale, who is known for his work in 'Black Dog' and 'Red Dog', is set to be the director of the two-part drama series. The streaming service has partnered with Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited for the forthcoming project. 


The trailer of the show was released on January 28 and featured Mark Easterbrook learning about the death of a woman who was not discovered even after she didn't turn up for work. He hears this little bit of information from his girlfriend Hermia Redcliffe. Then he gets called in by the police who inform him about the death of Mrs. Davis.

When he explains that he doesn't know her, he is informed that she, however, knew him. He is then showed the list which was in Davis's shoes and he is asked why he thinks his name is among many others in a list. So far, the only common thing among all the names is that many of them are dead, and any time soon, it might be Mark's turn. While investigating the others on the list, Mark learns about the witches who might also be after him. Will Mark be able to find the truth about the list by Mrs. Davis?




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