And Then There Were None is an intriguing new Lifetime movie that is set to premiere this Sunday. As always, Lifetime continues to engage its viewers with the most interesting movies each weekend. This mysterious feature comes straight from the BBC, which first aired the miniseries in 2015. Now, American viewers will have the chance to see the drama thriller that is based on the book by Agatha Christie.
Lifetime’s And Then There Were None is written by Sarah Phelps and directed by Craig Viveiros. The mystery drama is sure to have everyone on the edge of their seats. It’s about a group of strangers who arrive on an isolated island, where each one is brutally murdered, leaving the other terrified guests fighting to stay alive amid growing suspicions of the other surviving guests.
And Then There Were None stars Charles Dance as Justice Lawrence Wargrave, Douglas Booth as Anthony Marston, Burn Gorman as Det. Sergeant William Blore, Maeve Dermody as Vera Claythorne, Toby Stephens as Dr. Edward Armstrong, Anna Maxwell Martin as Ethel Rogers, Noah Taylor as Thomas Rogers, Aidan Turner as Philip Lombard, Sam Neill as General John MacArthur, and Miranda Richardson as Emily Brent.
And Then There Were None synopsis plot, according to Lifetime
“Set in 1939 while Europe teeters on the brink of war, “And Then There Were None” follows ten strangers with dubious pasts who are lured to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. Cut off from the mainland, with their hosts mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime, and when members of the party start to mysteriously die, they all realize they may be harboring a murderer among their number. Who will survive? And who is the killer?”
And Then There Were What? Controversies About The Title
Back in 1945, Agatha Christie’s book And Then There Were None was known as Ten Little Indians (named after an 1800’s nursery rhyme). It was criticized a bit for the title, which many thought sounded too much like a Western instead of a whodunit. But here’s something even more controversial. Ten Little Indians was not the original title. The original title of And There Were None, which Agatha Christie first published in England in 1939, was called Ten Little Ni—rs. The title was so controversial and offensive to some, that even today, scholars continue to study and examine racial discrimination found in children books, according to Wulf Schmidt-Wulffen.
In any event, both titles became known as And Then There Were None. Despite the controversy over the title, the novel soared among readers and was later adapted to Broadway. Today, many theaters and schools around the world still perform the play. Writers and moviemakers simply loved the premise of the book and have used the idea of a group of strangers arriving at a location, becoming stranded, and ending up dead one by one as a basis for their own movies and books.
Known for her detective crime thrillers, Agatha Christie is behind some of the best dramatic works to date, such as The ABC Murders and Death Comes As The End. Biography describes her this way.
“Agatha Christie was a mystery writer who was one of the world’s top-selling authors with works like Murder on the Orient Express and The Mystery of the Blue Train.”
Agatha Christie died in January 1976 at the age of 85. Newspapers reporting on her death in the 1970s credited Christie as a “prolific writer” who riveted readers with her books and plays for more than five decades. Don’t miss Lifetime’s exciting new miniseries this weekend. Mark your calendars for And Then There Were None this Sunday, March 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Last week, Lifetime debuted Breakup Nightmare and Cruel.
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