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Mia McKenna-Bruce Joins Netflix’s The Seven Dials Mystery

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Mia McKenna-Bruce The Seven Dials Mystery

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Mia McKenna-Bruce, who most recently won the BAFTA Rising Star Award, has joined 's upcoming series The Seven Dials Mystery.

McKenna-Bruce, whose previous credits include How to Have Sex (2023) and Persuasion (2022), is leading the new show.

Netflix has revealed that the actress will play Lady Eileen ‘Bundle' Brent, who is described as “a young, determined sleuth.” Alongside McKenna-Bruce, The Seven Dials Mystery will also star Helena Bonham Carter, most recently seen in One Life (2023) and Enola Holmes 2 (2022), as Lady Caterham.

Martin Freeman, known for his roles in Black Panther (2018) and Sherlock (2010-2017), has been cast as Superintendant Battle.

In a statement, McKenna-Bruce said that she is “thrilled to be part of this new interpretation of the iconic Agatha Christie's storytelling.”

Netflix describes the upcoming series as “witty, epic, and fast-paced.” No release date has been confirmed, although production is slated to begin this summer.

The Seven Dials Mystery will be executive produced by television writer and producer Chris Chibnall, with his independent production company Imaginary Friends. Chibnall previously worked as the creator and writer for the crime drama Broadchurch (2013-2017).

James Prichard of Agatha Christie Limited, The Crown's Suzanna Mackie and Good Omens' Chris Sussman will also serve as executive producers. Chris Sweeney is set to direct the show.

The Seven Dials Mystery will be set in England in 1925. The synopsis reads “At a lavish country house party, a practical joke appears to have gone horribly, murderously wrong. It will be up to the unlikeliest of sleuths—the fizzingly inquisitive Lady Eileen ‘Bundle' Brent—to unravel a chilling plot that will change her life.”

The Seven Dials Mystery was originally written by Christie in 1929. In her 1965 autobiography, the late author described the novel as “the light-hearted thriller type.”