A Christmas Carol (miniseries)

A Christmas Carol is an upcoming fantasy miniseries based on the 1843 novella of the same name by Charles Dickens. It is due to air on BBC One in the United Kingdom on 22–24 December 2019 and FX in the United States on 19 December 2019. The three-part series is written by Steven Knight with actor Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott among the executive producers.

A Christmas Carol
GenreFantasy
Based onA Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Written bySteven Knight
Directed byNick Murphy
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes3
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Julian Stevens
CinematographySi Bell
Running time60 minutes[1]
Production company(s)
Release
Original network

Filming locations include Rainham Hall in east London and Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick. Cast members include Hardy, Guy Pearce as Ebenezer Scrooge, Andy Serkis as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley, Charlotte Riley as Lottie and Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit.

Premise

Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man, despises the Christmas holiday. Over the course of Christmas Eve night he is visited by three ghosts to show him his past, present and future.

Cast

In January 2019, Hardy was revealed to also be starring in the series by Knight, however the role he would be playing was not disclosed.[3] In May, Guy Pearce was revealed to be playing Scrooge, alongside the castings of Andy Serkis, Stephen Graham, Charlotte Riley, Joe Alwyn, Vinette Robinson and Kayvan Novak.[4] Rutger Hauer, who was cast as Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, became too sick to film his scenes and was replaced by Jason Flemyng.[5]

Production

It was announced in November 2017 that the BBC had commissioned a new telling of the Dickens tale, with Steven Knight writing the three-part series. Knight, Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott would serve as executive producers.[6]

Filming

Filming on the series had commenced by May 2019, at Rainham Hall, a 1729-built National Trust site in the London Borough of Havering.[7] In early June filming took place at the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick.[8]

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date[9]U.S viewers
(millions)
1TBANick MurphySteven Knight19 December 2019 (2019-12-19)TBD
2TBANick MurphySteven Knight19 December 2019 (2019-12-19)TBD
3TBANick MurphySteven Knight19 December 2019 (2019-12-19)TBD

See also

References

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