Isobel Waller-Bridge has been hired to score the upcoming BBC drama The ABC Murders. The mini-series is based on Agatha Christie’s classic 1936 title and stars John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot, Rupert Grint, Andrew Buchan, Eamon Farren, Tara Fitzgerald, Bronwyn James and Freya Mavor. Sarah Phelps (Ordeal by Innocence, The Crimson Field, And Then There Were None) has adapted Christie’s novel for the small screen. Alex Gabassi (The Frankenstein Chronicles) is directing the 3-parter. Phelps is also executive producing the project with Damien Timmer & Helen Ziegler for Mammoth Screen, James Prichard & Basi Akpabio for Agatha Christie Limited and Elizabeth Kilgarriff (Poldark, McMafia) for BBC. The ABC Murders will premiere later this year in the UK on BBC One.

Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, The Split) has also recently scored the ITV/Amazon mini-series Vanity Fair developed by Gwyneth Hughes and starring Olivia Cooke, Tom Bateman, Suranne Jones, Michael Palin, Johnny Flynn, Martin Clunes, Frances de La Tour, Claudia Jessie, Simon Russell Beale, Claire Skinner, David Flynn and Charlie Rowe. The 7-parter based on Williams Makepeace Thackeray’s novel of the same name is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and tells the story of Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Ilan Eshkeri was originally attached to score the show. The drama just premiered in the UK on ITV last night and will premiere in the U.S. on Amazon Prime later this year.

The composer also has recently composed the music for the British biographical drama Vita & Virginia directed by Chanya Button (Burn Burn Burn) and starring Gemma Arterton, Isabella Rossellini, Rupert Penry-Jones, Peter Ferdinando and Elizabeth Debicki. The movie tells the story of socialite and author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf. Button also wrote the screenplay with Eileen Atkins (Mrs Dalloway). Katie Holly (Love and Friendship) and Evangelo Kioussis are producing the project. Vita & Virginia will premiere later this month at the Toronto Film Festival.