MGM+ Unveils International Ensemble Cast and Bbc Announces Acquisition of Anthony Horowitz Mystery Thriller ‘Nine Bodies in a Mexican Morgue’

MGM+ Unveils International Ensemble Cast and BBC Announces Acquisition of Anthony Horowitz Mystery Thriller ‘Nine Bodies in a Mexican Morgue’

Shooting Is Underway on Original Series from Eleventh Hour Films

May 20, 2024 – London, UK] MGM+, the premium linear channel and streaming service, has today announced the full starring ensemble for their original mystery thriller series Nine Bodies in a Mexican Morgue. It was also announced today that the BBC has acquired the series, which began shooting in the Canary Islands last week.

A plane carrying a small group of passengers, crew and pilot, crashes in the Mexican jungle. All the bodies are recovered and placed in a morgue, but it turns out that only one of them died in the crash. The other passengers were murdered afterwards, each one in a unique way. But by whom? And why? As the story unfolds in flashback, we meet the survivors as they fight against the heat, a shortage of supplies, the many dangers of the jungle – and each other. The setting becomes increasingly tense and claustrophobic as, one by one, they are dispatched with a series of shocks that bring us ever closer to the truth and – at the very end – a jaw-dropping reveal.

In addition to the previously announced Eric McCormack (Will & Grace, Perception), the ensemble cast includes David Ajala (Star Trek: Discovery) as Zack; Lydia Wilson (The Swarm) as Sonja; Peter Gadiot (Yellowjackets) as Carlos; Siobhán McSweeney (Derry Girls) as Lisa; Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Tourist) as Travis; Adam Long (Happy Valley) as Dan, and Jan Le (The Capture) as Amy.

Michael Wright, Head of MGM+, says: “Nine Bodies in a Mexican Morgue is a clever and wildly entertaining addition to MGM+’s growing slate of cinematic, edge-of-your-seat thrillers. Anthony Horowitz has spun a masterfully inventive web of deception and intrigue that keeps audiences guessing until the very last axe falls.”

Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, says: Nine Bodies in a Mexican Morgue is an ingenious, original and suspenseful murder mystery multiplied by nine! It is absolutely guaranteed to keep viewers riveted to their screens until the very end.”

Jill Green, CEO, Eleventh Hour Films, says: “We are thrilled to have assembled a global cast that will bring total authenticity to this original drama.”

Nine Bodies in a Mexican Morgue is an original mystery series written, created and executive produced by Anthony Horowitz CBE (Alex Rider, Magpie Murders), and produced by Eleventh Hour Films, a Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”)-backed company. SPT will distribute the series worldwide.

In addition to Anthony Horowitz CBE, the series is also executive produced by Jill Green and Eve Gutierrez for Eleventh Hour Films.

About MGM+ 
MGM+, an Amazon company, is a premium linear channel and streaming service delivering a broad lineup of exclusive original series and docuseries, the latest movie releases, and classic film franchises—all available in the U.S. on TV, on-demand, online, and across devices. MGM+ is a destination for premium content, with original series including sci-fi horror series FROM; Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem; the Western adventure Billy the Kid, the anticipated new series Hotel Cocaine and Emperor of Ocean Park, the limited series A Spy Among Friends, and cinematic dramatic series Rogue HeroesWar of the Worlds, and Beacon 23. The network is also the home of acclaimed docuseries, including the critically acclaimed In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon, Emmy-nominated Laurel CanyonMy Life as a Rolling Stone, and NFL Icons. Premium movies are also available, including Top Gun: MaverickBeekeeper, Boys in the Boat, American Fiction and Mean Girls 2.
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About Eleventh Hour Films
Established in 2010, Eleventh Hour Films is an independent scripted production company that focuses on producing drama of the highest quality, both in the UK and internationally.  EHF is currently in post-production on Moonflower Murders starring Lesley Manville for PBS Masterpiece and the BBC, a follow-up to EHF’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s best-selling novel Magpie Murders. The company’s reimagining of Ian Rankin’s Rebus novels starring Richard Rankin from writer Gregory Burke will launch in the UK on the BBC on May 17th. 
EHF has also recently produced twisted thriller The Killing Kind for Paramount + UK and Sony Pictures Television, based on the best-selling novel by Jane Casey, which launches in the US on Hulu later this month and a third series of the globally successful spy series Alex Rider, which has sold in over 100 territories worldwide. The third series launched in April on Amazon Freevee in the UK, US and Germany. The company’s other productions include Foyle’s War, Safe House and Collision.

About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing, and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating a robust portfolio of wholly-owned and joint-venture production companies across the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. SPT is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.

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