Trailer: FX Readies Much Darker Adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
This isn’t your standard tale of Ebenezer Scrooge this holiday season.
By Chris Morse
This year, FX is bringing us a gritty and dark take on Charles Dickens’ all-time classic, A Christmas Carol. The adaptation comes our way from Peaky Blinders and Taboo's Steven Knight, who set out to take the tale of a man being haunted by the ghosts of his past and really put the emphasis on the haunted part. We imagine this version won’t be the most family-friendly, either.
Set to premiere on the evening of Thursday, December 19th at 7:30 PM, there will be a replay on December 22nd as well as airings on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The trailer for this adaptation was released earlier today and is available for you to view just above.
FX’s A Christmas Carol is described as “a spine-tingling immersion into Ebenezer Scrooge’s dark night of the soul” and a “dark reimagining of the classic tale.” It was developed by FX Productions in association with the BBC, Scott Free, and Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker banner.
Starring is Guy Pearce as Ebenezer Scrooge, Andy Serkis as Ghost of Christmas Past, Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley, Charlotte Riley as Lottie/Ghost of Christmas Present, Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit, Vinette Robinson as Mary Cratchit, Jason Flemyng as Ghost of Christmas Future, Kayvan Novak as Ali Baba, Tiarna Williams as Belinda Cratchit, Lenny Rush as Tim Cratchit, and Johnny Harris as Franklin Scrooge.
Once again, this dark new adaptation of A Christmas Carol will hit FX on December 19th, 2019.