The project will be developed together with Endeavor Content and is inspired by Christie’s 12 Miss Marple books and 20 short stories. "Big Little Lies" producer Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories has announced it is partnering with Agatha Christie Ltd on a new series centered on the iconic literary figure.
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Recent adaptations of her work include the BBC miniseries "The ABC Murders," which starred John Malkovich as Christie's other iconic sleuth Hercule Poirot, and Rupert Grint as a Scotland Yard inspector.
Christie, who is one of the best-selling authors of all time, created the Miss Marple character over 90 years ago, and her detecting adventures have since been published in 41 languages and sold hundreds of millions of copies.
“I'm just thrilled to be joining forces with James and Agatha Christie Ltd to reintroduce the brilliant Miss Marple to the world," said Papandrea. "Agatha Christie is a true literary legend, and her Marple character at the center of these amazing stories is a complex female heroine providing great entertainment and inspiration. It’s such an exciting opportunity to bring it all to life."
Miss Marple, the cunning old sleuth created by Agatha Christie, is returning to television.
James Prichard, Agatha Christie Ltd Chairman and CEO, and Basi Akpabio will produce the Miss Marple series from the author's side, and Papandrea will produce for Made Up Stories, with Steve Hutensky, Casey Haver, Jeanne Snow and Janice Park shepherding the project on behalf of the company.
"With their focus on strong female characters, Made Up Stories is our ideal partner for this project.” “Miss Marple is one of literature's most iconic female roles and this is the perfect moment to explore how she translates to TV in the context of all that is happening today," said Prichard.

Tributes to her lengthy career are already growing online:


The BBC is reporting that Whitfield died on Friday night at 93.
Dame June Whitfield, known for her work on "Terry and June," the “Carry On” movies and “Absolutely Fabulous” has died.


When Whitfield was appointed with the honor of damehood at the age of 92, Charles, Prince of Wales told her this celebration had been “some time coming." He wasn't the only royal fan of Whitfield. Her Majesty the Queen once did an impression for Whitfield mimicking the actresses' voice from the 1953 radio comedy “Take It From Here.”
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Whitfield's career touched just about every part of the entertainment industry from early radio comedies, acting in the "Carry On" films, to co-leading the beloved BBC sitcom "Terry and June" that ran from 1979 to 1987. She kept working long into her career even appearing in the 1998 London-based "Friends" episode, the new revamped episodes of "Doctor Who" starring David Tennant and landing a recurring role of Gran/Mother in Jennifer Saunders' "Absolutely Fabulous." She also continued to appear on radio, voicing Agatha Christie's Miss Marple for nine years on the BBC Radio 4.