According to Deadline, will is set to star opposite Lucy Boynton in an upcoming adaptation of the novel ‘Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?’ by Agatha Christie for BritBox US. Hugh Laurie, star of The Night Manager and House, is behind the adaptation and the series is starting production this week. Here’s a summary of the story:
Based on the 1934 Agatha Christie novel, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? follows the local Vicar’s son, Bobby Jones (Poulter), and his whip-smart friend, socialite Lady Frances “Frankie” Derwent (Boynton) on their crime-solving adventure after they discover the crumpled body of a dying man who, with his last breath, gasps the cryptic question of the title. Armed only with a photograph of a beautiful young woman found in the dead man’s pocket, these amateur detectives pursue, and are pursued by, the answer to the mystery.
Congrats to Will for landing another great project! I absolutely love mysteries and I can’t wait to see this.