Chris Chibnall to Adapt Agatha Christie’s Seven Dials Mystery


Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch, Doctor Who) is on board for a series treatment of the Agatha Christie espionage thriller The Seven Dials Mystery for Netflix.

The Seven Dials Mystery is the first series to go into production with Orchid Pictures, founded in 2020 by Suzanne Mackie (The Crown). Chibnall will executive produce the show through his company Imaginary Friends, alongside Mackie, Chris Sussman (Good Omens) and James Prichard of Agatha Christie Limited. Chris Sweeney (The Tourist, Back to Life) will direct.

Mackie said: “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.”

Anne Mensah, Netflix U.K.’s VP of content, said: “Agatha Christie’s storytelling has been thrilling mystery lovers for generations, but there is still more for us to explore for audiences at Netflix.”

Prichard added: “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.”