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If you were glued to the screen earlier this year for And Then There Were None starring Charles Dance, Aidan Turner, and Maeve Dermody, then we’ve got some very good news indeed.

The BBC reports that the team behind it are adapting another murder mystery by Agatha Christie called The Witness for the Prosecution, and this time it’ll star Sex and the City‘s Kim Cattrall and upcoming Sherlock star Toby Jones.

Kim will play the rich and glamorous Emily French, whose murder starts the 23-page short story. Set in 1920s London, it shows how all evidence points to the splendidly named Leonard Vole (Billy Howle), who is heir to French’s enormous fortune. Meanwhile Toby will play John Mayhew, the solicitor tasked with defending him.

Also starring in this new adaptation are Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Monica Dolan (W1A, Wolf Hall), and Four Weddings and a Funeral‘s David Haig.

Nor do we have long to wait. Production is already underway in Kim’s home town of Liverpool in northern England, with Kim herself tweeting from the set earlier today (August 15):

There’s no official air date as yet, but we can take a clue from And Then There Were None, the previous adaptation by writer Sarah Phelps and director Julian Jarrold. It went out over Christmas in the U.K., and the following March in the U.S.

Are you looking forward to this adaptation?

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.