The BBC has released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story A Christmas Carol. Guy Pearce and it stars as the notorious Ebenezer Scrooge the Christmas hater and this looks like a fabulous yet much darker take on the classic tale than what we’ve seen before. I love the trailer and can’t wait to catch the miniseries.
The new and upcoming miniseries will take “a darker approach to the 1843 British novella following Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man who despises the Christmas holiday. Over the course of Christmas Eve night, he is visited by three ghosts to show him his past, present and future should he stay on the hateful path he is currently on.”
The new take of A Chrismas Carol was written and developed by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Taboo, See) and it has an excellent supporting cast that includes Andy Serkis (Venom 2) as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Stephen Graham (Rocketman) as Jacob Marley, Charlotte Riley (Trust) as Lottie, Joe Alwyn (The Favourite) as Bob Cratchit, Vinette Robinson (Sherlock) as Mary Cratchit, Jason Flemyng (Pennyworth) as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come and Kayvon Novak (What We Do in the Shadows) as Ali Baba.
The executive producer is Tom Hardy (Venom), who is also in the movie in some mystery role. I assume Hardy is taking on the role is the Ghost of Christmas Present since that is the only character missing from the cast list. Ridley Scott is also producing the project.
A Christmas Carol is set to air sometime this December.