The rights for the upcoming Nina de Gramont‘s novel titled The Christie Affair, which is a reimagining of Agatha Christie‘s disappearance for eleven days, have been bought by Miramax TV, as reported by Deadline. The British series will be adapted by Calendar Girls alumn Juliette Towhidi.
The novel will be set in 1926, in a beautiful British spa town named Harrogate, and it will follow Agatha Christie’s 11-day disappearance when her husband’s affair became public. The story will be told from the perspective of the mistress Nan O’Dea (a fictional version of the real-life mistress Nancy Neele). Agatha and Nan become allies, while the whole world around them falls silent. The Christie Affair is a part love story, part study of the female bond, and part murder mystery.
March Helwig, Head of Worldwide Television at Miramax TV said this about de Gramont’s novel:
“Nina de Gramont has written an astonishingly smart, layered and immersive novel, delivering a fascinating glimpse into history, with the astounding and peculiar disappearance of Agatha Christie. This story is reminiscent of one of Christie’s enigmatic works, and we are thrilled to be collaborating with Juliette Towhidi and our partners at The Gotham Group in bringing this truly captivating murder mystery to the screen.”
The Christie Affair was picked up by St. Martin’s Press for seven figures and the novel will be published on February 1, 2022.