FX Teams with BBC on “A Christmas Carol” Adaptation

FX has jumped on board with BBC for an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol, according to Deadline.

  • This new adaptation of A Christmas Carol will be told in a three part, which will air on FX in December.
  • The series will be produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free, Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker and FX Productions.
  • The project was originally announced by BBC in 2017.
  • The series is written by Steven Knight and directed by Nick Murphy, while Dean Baker, David W. Zucker, Kate Crowe and Mona Qureshi join Knight, Scott and Hardy as executive producers.
  • Julian Stevens also serves as a producer.
  • This project will mark the second collaboration between FX and BBC, after Taboo, which was also created by Hardy.
  • No specific date has been set for the premiere of this new adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

The Cast:

  • Guy Pearce as Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Andy Serkis as Ghost of Christmas Past
  • Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley
  • Charlotte Riley as Lottie
  • Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit
  • Vinette Robinson as Mary Cratchit
  • Rutger Hauer as the Ghost of Christmas Future
  • Kayvan Novak as Ali Baba
  • Lenny Rush as Tim Cratchit

What they’re saying:

  • Steven Knight, writer: “This production of A Christmas Carol will respectfully present what we believe to be a timely interpretation of a timeless story.”
  • Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming, FX Networks: “We are incredibly proud to join the BBC in this latest creative venture, which builds on our expansive programming partnership to bring the best in television to audiences in the US and UK. Charles Dickens’ classics, including A Christmas Carol, are timeless tales that have been reimagined generation after generation. We couldn’t imagine a better team to undertake this enormous task than Steven Knight, Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, and their formidable production companies.”