The news quickly attracted the attention of offenders when BBC revealed that a television adaptation of Agatha Christie’s acclaimed novel The Pale Horse was moving forward. Finally, Amazon Prime took it up on air with its global audience.
Here, however, is the thing. The conclusion of the show left many people scratching their heads. The ending of the source material did not even suit.
The Pale Horse was intended as a mini-series. The two-part story further complements the full content of its source material, which is the eponymous novel. So another season tends to be a rare opportunity.
But as the series has been capable of getting good feedback from fans, if they want to proceed for a new season, they would have to break from the book and focus on another plot – it may be an extension to the twisted end of season 1. You may also talk of adapting a different novel from the set of Agatha Christie, but the name would change in that case.
Regardless of the Showrunners’ final decision, nothing is assured until the BBC takes a formal decision. The Pale Horse season 2 is most likely to be postponed before then.
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 Agatha Christie’s detective fiction and was published in 1961. The tale is about an ancient dealer called Mark Easterbrook, who has a beautiful young woman, Hermia, and a huge manor. But he’s not over Delphine’s first wife’s death yet. The situation is complicated when Mark discovers his name on a piece of paper found in the shoe of a dead woman. His life is broken when the people on this list die.
The mystery takes us to a village called Much Deeping, where an alleged harem of witches works in a position called The Pale Horse. Mark hopes these women’s deaths are behind them. At the end of the novel, we are told that pharmacist Zachariah Osborne is the actual person responsible for the killings — which has killed his victims with an undetectable drug. Mark finally kills Osborne because he fears his imminent death.