Christie’s Tommy and Tuppence’s U.S. premiere set for September
On September 3rd, Acorn TV will present the U.S. Premiere of Agatha Christie’s PARTNERS IN CRIME, the hotly anticipated new series based on the books from the best-selling novelist of all-time. The first two episodes debut on Thursday, September 3, 2015, and a new episode will be added every Thursday, through the sixth and final episode on October 1st. David Walliams (Little Britain, Big School) stars as Tommy Beresford and Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife, Wolf Hall) stars as his wife Prudence ‘Tuppence’ Cowley. Set in 1950s Britain, these gorgeously produced mysteries are jam-packed with period atmosphere and playful banter between Agatha Christie’s crime-fighting couple. The delightful duo tackles two cases based on the Agatha Christie novels The Secret Adversary and N or M? in these two sumptuous three-part mysteries.
Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime is a lively adventure series that dives into the world of Cold War espionage while keeping humor and hope at its heart. Set in a 1950s Britain rising from the ashes of the Blitz into the grip of a new Soviet threat, our unlikely heroes stumble into a world of murder, undercover agents and Cold War conspiracy. Tuppence is a woman who sees adventure around every corner, throwing herself head first into every mystery with passion and zeal, determined to get to the truth no matter what it takes, much to the dismay of her more cautious husband Tommy.
Miguel Penella, Chief Executive Officer of RLJ Entertainment, Inc., said, ”Since acquiring a majority interest in Agatha Christie’s literary estate in 2012, RLJ Entertainment and Agatha Christie Limited have been developing new programs to bring Christie’s beloved characters to a new generation. Following the finales of the long-running Poirot and Marple series last year on Acorn TV, we’re thrilled to introduce two more iconic Agatha Christie characters to U.S. audiences in lavish, new BBC productions. David Walliams and Jessica Raine are ideally suited to bring new life to Christie’s delightful married detective duo. The Tommy & Tuppence stories were the ones Christie enjoyed writing the most, so we’re excited to bring them back coinciding with the 125th anniversary of her birth in September.”