Back in 2017, Sir Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions and Tom Hardy's Hardy Son & Baker announced a join project with the BBC to bring a new adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale "A Christmas Carol" to television. We haven't really heard anything about it since then, until this morning's announcement that FX has partnered with BBC to premiere the 3-part mini series on their cable channel this December.
This new telling will star 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 and Lenny Rush as Tim Cratchit.
Steven Knight, creator of Peaky Binders, wrote the mini series, which Nick Murphy (The Awakening) directed A Christmas Carol for BBC.
Presidents of Original Programming FX Networks Eric Schrier and Nick Grad made the announcement, with Schrier saying:
"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 U.S. and U.K. 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."
Okay this is great and all, but when are we getting Taboo season 2?!