Another one of Charles Dickens novel will get a TV adapatation, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. I've never heard of this novel before. I guess the reason could be that it is his last an unfinish novel. Here's a little description of the novel taken from wikipedia:
Though the novel is named after the character Edwin Drood, the story focuses on Drood's uncle, choirmaster John Jasper, who is in love with his pupil, Rosa Bud. Miss Bud is Drood's fiancée who has also caught the eye of the high-spirited and hot-tempered Neville Landless, who comes from Ceylon with his twin sister, Helena. Landless and Drood take an instant dislike to one another. Drood later disappears under mysterious circumstances.
According to the BBC press release this adaptation will be aired on BBC Two next year and will attempt to complete the story. Here's a round up of some of the cast.
|Matthew Rhys who played Kevin Walker in ABCs Brothers and Sisters stars as John Jasper|
|Tamzin Merchant who you may remember as Georgiana Darcy in Joe Wright's Pride and Prejudice will play Rosa Bud|
|Freddie Fox plays Jasper's nephew Edwin Drood|
|Sascha Dewan who had roles in Outsourced and The History Boys will play Neville Landless|
|Amber Rose revah will play Neville twin sister Helena|