Netflix Adapting Agatha Christie’s ‘The Seven Dials Mystery’ with ‘Broadchurch’ Writer Chris Chibnall

Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall is working on an adaptation of Agatha Christie's 'The Seven Dials of Mystery' at Netflix.

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SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 24: Showrunner Chris Chibnall attends the Doctor Who Premiere Screening at The Light Cinema on September 24, 2018 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Broadchurch and Doctor Who writer Chris Chibbnal is working with Netflix on the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Seven Dials Mystery. Here’s what we know so far.

The Seven Dials of Mystery is the first-ever series to go into production with executive producer Suzanne Mackie’s Orchid Pictures. Chris Chibnall, writer of Broadchurch and formerly Doctor Who, is an executive producer on the series through his independent production company Imaginary Friends.

Chris Sweeney, most well-known for directing feature films such as The Tourist and Back to Life, will direct the series.

Executive Producer Suzanne Mackie (The Crown) of Orchid Pictures had the following to say;

“I am excited to be bringing The Seven Dials Mystery to life, and to be introducing a new generation of iconic Christie characters to the screen. It has been a joy to work with Chris Chibnall in creating this bold, authored and ambitious vision for the series. Together with Chris Sussman and Agatha Christie Limited and, under the masterful direction of Chris Sweeney, we are thrilled to embark on this creative journey. I could not think of a more exciting first project for Orchid Pictures, or a more perfect home for this story than Netflix.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 17: Suzanne Mackie attends a screening and Q&A of the final episode of “The Crown” at BFI Southbank on December 17, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)

James Prichard of Agatha Christie had the following to say about the project;

“Bundle Brent is one of my great grandmother’s raft of interesting humorous sharp young female characters. To see her brought to life through the words of Chris Chibnall and this production with Orchid Pictures and Netflix is a dream come true. I think viewers will love this world that we have created, and hope for more.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 11: Executive Producer James Prichard attends the Special Screening of 20th Century Studios’ “A Haunting in Venice” at Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square on September 11, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Kate Green/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK)

What is the plot of The Seven Dials of Mystery?

From the Agatha Christie website, the synopsis for The Seven Dials of Mystery is;

“Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper; so the other house guests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6.30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing and the prank had backfired with tragic consequences.”

When does filming start?

It has been confirmed that The Seven Dials of Mystery will begin in the Summer of 2024.

Are you looking forward to Netflix’s adaptation of The Seven Dials Mystery? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.