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BritBox has set the North American premiere dates for Original series Agatha Christie’s Murder Is Easy and Time: Season 2.

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Time: Jodie Whittaker Picture as Orla O’Riordan — Photo credit: Sally Mais © BBC Studios 2023

March is shaping up to be a terrific month for British TV in the US, with BritBox launching Agatha Christie’s Murder Is Easy, the latest Agatha Christie adaptation from BritBox, ITV and Mammoth Screen, and Season 2 of the hard-hitting prison drama Time.

Agatha Christie’s Murder Is Easy

Based on Murder Is Easy, part of Christie’s “Superintendent Battle” series of mystery novels, this two-part, 1950s-set whodunit sees Luke Fitzwilliam (David Jonsson, Industry, Rye Lane) meet Miss Pinkerton (Penelope Wilton, Downton Abbey, After Life) on a train to London. During the journey, she tells him that a killer is on the loose in the sleepy English village of Wychwood under Ashe. Although the villagers believe the deaths are mere accidents, Miss Pinkerton knows otherwise, and when she’s later found dead on her way to Scotland Yard, Fitzwilliam feels he must find the killer before they can strike again. Because for a certain kind of person, murder is easy…

Agatha Christie’s Murder is Easy, a BritBox Original, premieres in North America as a two-episode binge on Friday, March 1, exclusively on BritBox.

Costars include Morfydd Clark (Lord of the Rings, Saint Maud) as Bridget, Tom Riley (The Nevers, Ill Behaviour) as Lord Whitfield, Douglas Henshall (Shetland, In Plain Sight) as Major Horton, Mathew Baynton (Ghosts, Wonka) as Dr. Thomas, and Mark Bonnar (Guilt, Shetland) as Reverend Humbleby.

The cast also includes Sinead Matthews (Hullraisers, The Crown) as Miss Waynflete, Nimra Bucha (Polite Society, Ms. Marvel) as Mrs Humbleby, Tamzin Outhwaite (The Tower, Ridley Road) as Mrs. Pierce, Kathryn Howden (River City, Six Four) as Mrs Carter, Jon Pointing (Big Boys, Plebs) as Rivers, Demmy Ladipo (Dreaming Whilst Black, The Last Tree) as Jimmy Amaike, Gloria Obianyo (Good Omens, Mission Impossible) as Ngozi Ude, and Phoebe Licorish making her screen debut as Rose.

Produced by Mammoth Screen (The Serpent, World on Fire) and Agatha Christie Limited (And Then There Were None, Death on the Nile), Murder is Easy is a co-commission between the BBC and BritBox International. It is adapted by Siân Ejiwunmi-Le Berre, directed by Meenu Gaur (Zinda Bhaag, World on Fire), and produced by Karen Kelly. The Executive Producers are Siân Ejiwunmi-Le Berre, James Prichard for Agatha Christie Limited, James Gandhi and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen, Danielle Scott-Haughton for the BBC, and Reemah Sakaan and Stephen Nye for BritBox International. Filming took place in Scotland.

Time: Season 2

The three-episode second season of this BAFTA-winning drama gives viewers a moving and high-stakes portrayal of life inside a women’s prison, told through the lens of three very different inmates. Arriving at Carlingford Prison on the same day, Kelsey (Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us, His Dark Materials), Orla (Jodie Whittaker, Doctor Who, Broadchurch), and Abi (Tamara Lawrance, The Silent Twins, The Long Song) are thrown together to face an unfamiliar world. But even with the ever-present threat of violence within its walls, they discover that an unexpected sense of community, as well as a shared understanding, still might be possible.

Time: Season 2, a BritBox Original, premieres in North America on Wednesday, March 27, exclusively on BritBox. New episodes will be released weekly through April 10.

Written by multi-award winner Jimmy McGovern (Broken, Cracker, The Street) and Helen Black, writer of the BAFTA-nominated Life and Death in the Warehouse, Season 2 of Time costars Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley, Downton Abbey), who reprises her Season 1 role as prison chaplain Marie-Louise.

Additional cast members include Sophie Willan (Alma’s Not Normal, Still Open All Hours), Julie Graham (Shetland, Being Eileen), Alicia Forde (Waterloo Road, Ryan Can’t Read), Lisa Millett (The A Word, Robin Hood), Faye McKeever (The Responder, Des), Kayla Meikle (The Capture, The Girl Before), James Corrigan (This Is Going to Hurt, This England), Nicholas Nunn (Clique, SAS Rogue Heroes), and Maimuna Memon (Sherwood, Unforgotten).

A BBC Studios production for the BBC, in a co-production with BritBox North America for North America, Time: Season 2 is directed by Andrea Harkin (The Confessions of Frannie Langton, The Trial Of Christine Keeler). It is produced by Mark Hedges (Hanna, The Rising), with executive producers Priscilla Parish, Michael Parke, and Andrew Morrissey for BBC Studios, Lucy Richer for the BBC, and Jimmy McGovern.



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