As the BBC announces that a TV adaptation from Agatha Christie’s acclaimed novel The Pale Horse is going ahead, the news immediately caught the attention of crime fighters. Finally, Amazon Prime and its worldwide audience took on air.
But here is the thing. Many people scratched their heads at the end of the series. The end of the source material was not even sufficient.
The Pale Horse was planned as a collection of miniatures. The two-part story complements the entire contents of its original material, the eponymous book. So another season appears to be a special opportunity.
But since the show can get good reviews from the viewers, they can break from the book and concentrate on another piece if they want to continue for another season, which can lead to the twisted end of season 1. You might also think about adopting a novel from the Agatha Christie collection, but in this case the name will change.
Nothing is assured before the BBC makes a formal decision irrespective of the final decision of the Showrunners. Season 2 of Pale Horse is most likely to be delayed before that.
The cast of season 2 will include:
- Rufus Sewell as Mark Easterbrook
- Sheila Atim as Thryza Grey
- Georgina Campbell as Delphine Easterbrook
- Bertie Carvel as Zachariah Osborne
- James Fleet as Oscar Venables
- Claire Skinner as Yvonne Tuckerton
- Kathy Kiera Clarke as Sybil Stamfordis
- Rita Tushingham as Bella
- Kaya Scodelario as Hermia Easterbrook
- Henry Lloyd-Hughes as David Ardingly
- Sean Pertwee as Inspector Stanley Lejeune
The Pale Horse is based on the detective fiction of Agatha Christie and was published in 1961. The tale is about the old dealer Mark Easterbrook, who has a beautiful young woman, Hermia, and a large manor. But he’s still not about the death of Delphine’s first child. When Mark finds his name on a piece of paper in the shoe of a dead woman, the situation becomes complicated. When people on this list die, his life is shattered.
The mystery takes us to a village named Much Deeping in a location called The Pale Horse, where a presumable harem of witches works. Mark hopes that the deaths of these women are behind them. At the end of the novel we discover that pharmacist Zachariah Osborne, who murdered his victims with an undetectable substance, is also responsible for these killings. Mark kills Osborne eventually because he’s afraid of his imminent death.