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.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo