Emma Myers to Lead BBC Adaptation of 'A Good Girl's Guide to Murder'

Emma Myers in Wednesday

Emma Myers in Wednesday

(Photo: Netflix)

However you feel about the overall quality of Netflix's recent Addams Family adjacent series Wednesday, it's hard to deny that Emma Myers was one of the best things about the show, high praise considering that her character — Wednesday's sunny, extroverted werewolf roommate — was one of the series' weirdest and most unexpected swerves. (I had my fair share of issues with that show, and I loved the heck out of her performance.) Now, the breakout actress is set to lead a series of her own, toplining the BBC's upcoming adaptation of the bestselling A Good Girl's Guide to Murder trilogy of novels. 

Holly Jackson's YA mystery follows the story of Pip Fitz-Amobi, a young true-crime enthusiast determined to discover the truth about her small town's most infamous death. Five years ago, a brutal murder-suicide rocked the fictional town of Fairview, in which popular student Andie Bell was allegedly killed by her boyfriend Sal Singh, who was ultimately accused of the crime before seemingly taking his own life. Pip, who was childhood friends with Sal, is convinced he was falsely accused, and she is the only person who can uncover the real killer, whom she believes is still out there.

Myers will play the "smart and single-minded" Pip alongside newcomer Zain Iqbal as Sal's younger brother Ravi. The two will join forces to discover the truth and clear Sal's name, uncover shocking evidence and interview key players.

 Here's the description: 

Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend Sal Singh. Case closed. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But smart and single minded Pip Fitz-Amobi isn't so sure and she’s determined to prove it. And if Sal Singh isn’t a murderer and the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth?

"I am so unbelievably excited that Emma is our Pip. She is phenomenal, and this role was truly always meant to be hers. And we found our perfect Ravi in Zain. I can’t wait for us all to be able to watch their scenes," Jackson said in a statement. "I smile every time I see them together because I know that we’ve pulled off the impossible, and Emma and Zain are the only two people I would trust to bring these characters to life. Everyone’s going to be just as thrilled as I am."

The six-part series is adapted from Jackson's bestselling books by lead writer Poppy Cogan (Red Rose), alongside Zia Ahmed, Ajoke Ibironke, and Ruby Thomas. It is directed by Dracula actress Dolly Wells and is produced by Florence Walker

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder will be filmed in the southwest of England and is slated to air on BBC Three. More information on its cast — and where folks across the pond might be able to see it for themselves — to come. 

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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