FX on Thursday released the official trailer for its Charles Dickens adaptation, A Christmas Carol.
This time, however, the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge (Guy Pearce)—who famously encounters three ghosts on Christmas Eve—will receive a dark makeover as a “spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul,” FX says.
A Christmas Carol, which comes from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, was initially slated as a three-part special but will now air as an FX Original Movie on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The “dark reimagining” is produced by FX Productions in association with the BBC, Scott Free and Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son and Baker.
Along with Pearce, the cast includes Andy Serkis as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley, Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit, and Vinette Robinson as Mary Cratchit.