BritBox Acquires North American Rights To Large Agatha Christie Library


For a certain generation of people, when they think of British television, one of the first things that comes to mind is Agathie Christie. And if you are one of those people, then the subscription video streaming service BritBox has good news for you.

BritBox, which is co-owned by BBC Studios and ITV, has picked up the rights to an extensive collection of Agatha Christie films, TV series and audio plays for the North American version of its service.

Beginning this summer, BritBox will roll out the programs, including Sir John Gielgud in "Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?" and "The Seven Dials Mystery," David Suchet's multiple seasons as Poirot and newly restored high-definition versions of ITV's "Marple" and "Partners in Crime."

"I am delighted to see all these shows available in the North America on BritBox," said James Prichard, CEO and chairman of Agatha Christie Ltd., in a statement announcing the deal. "They give a real flavor of the depth and quality of my great grandmother’s work, and I am sure audiences will enjoy them."

"Only BritBox could create this Agatha Christie collection – working together with BBC & ITV to bring together all of these celebrated adaptations," said said BritBox president and CEO Soumya Sriraman. "As the home of Great British mysteries, we couldn’t be more proud to be the true home of the most beloved portrayals of Christie’s famous characters."