Naturally, this latest version of Christie’s classic story faces scrutiny, both in comparison to the original book and its predecessors. With Agatha Christie named the World’s Bestselling Author by the Guinness Book of World Records (more than two billion copies of all of her works have been published in 44 languages), the standalone stories as well as the cases solved by Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple have been adapted and re-adapted to a variety of mediums. For fans of the book, it’s likely the miniseries will be a satisfying version, barring a few differences in how the murders are played out. But for fans of the stage show and other film adaptations, the miniseries offers a darker take on familiar characters, particularly in their backstories and the growing infatuation between Vera Claythorne and Philip Lombard. Overall, the three-part adaptation does an excellent job heightening the tension while allowing a peek into each character’s unique inner turmoil with secrets they can no longer conceal.
And Then There Were None premieres on GPB on Thursday, March 29th at 8 p.m. Part 2 airs Thursday, April 5th at 8 p.m. with part 3, the conclusion, airing Thursday, April 12th at 8 p.m.