The much-anticipated adaptation of the best-selling mystery novel, ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’, creates a flurry of excitement among fans and bookworms. Since the announcement of its adaptation in September 2022, the fans have been eagerly waiting on who will bring the book to life.
Released in 2019, Holly Jackson’s ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ captivated readers with its elements of mystery and crime. Since then, it has sold over a million copies worldwide and has garnered almost 700,000 reviews on Goodreads. In addition, the book has been translated into 17 languages. Its sequels — Good Girl, Bad Blood, and As Good As Dead also sold over a million copies.
From Page to Screen: Meet the casts of ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.’
On June 19, BBC Three announced who will be the casts of the series. The announcements of the cast members have caused waves of anticipation among the fans.
Emma Myers as Pippa’ Pip’ Fitz-Amobi
Emma Myers, acclaimed for her portrayal of Enid Sinclair in Netflix’s “Wednesday,” takes on the lead role of Pip Fitz-Amobi. She expressed her gratitude on Instagram, thanking Holly Jackson for entrusting her with the role of portraying Pip. Furthermore, she shared her excitement for the upcoming project.
Zain Iqbal as Ravi Singh
Zain Iqbal, a newcomer to the industry, has landed his first major leading role in the upcoming series. He will portray Ravi Singh, the brother of Salil Singh. Zain thanked everyone on his Instagram account. He also expressed his gratitude to Holly Jackson for entrusting him to portray Ravi.
Who will join Emma and Zain on the screen?
On July 7, Jackson announced on Instagram the additions to the team who will join Emma and Zain.
Raiko Gohara as Zach Chen
Raiko Gohara, recognized for his role in the movie “Get Lost,” joins the upcoming series adaptation as Zach Chen, Pip’s friend and neighbor.
Asha Banks as Cara Ward
Asha Banks joins the cast as Cara Ward, the daughter of Elliot Ward. Also, one of Pippa’s closest friends in the series. Additionally, Cara is the sister of Naomi Ward and shares a deep bond with Pippa, having known each other for a significant period of time.
Yali Topol Margalith as Lauren Gibson
Yali Topol Margalith joins the series as Lauren Gibson. Lauren Gibson is the former best friend of Pippa Fitz-Amobi. As the story unfolds, the complexities of their past friendship will come into play, adding depth and intrigue to the narrative.
Jude Morgan-Collie as Connor Reynolds
Jude Morgan-Collie, recognized for his role in Here We Go, joins the series as Connor Reynolds. He will be portraying Pip’s best friend. As the story unfolds, Connor Reynolds becomes a significant presence in Pippa Fitz-Amobi’s life.
What is ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ about?
In the ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’, Pippa “Pip” Fitz-Amobi, a determined teenager embarks on her senior year of high school. Pip loves true crime and dreams of becoming a renowned journalist. For her senior capstone project, Pip is determined to prove Salil “Sal” Singh’s innocence in the long-standing accusation of murdering Andrea “Andie” Bell. Along the way, Pip forms an alliance with Ravi, Sal’s younger brother as they uncover the truth. The novel explores thought-provoking themes such as public shame and identity. Moreover, Pip takes risks to reveal the dangerous and deceptive secrets surrounding Andie Bell’s murder.
Holly Jackson Delights in Casting Choices of ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ Adaptation
In an Instagram post, Holly Jackson expressed her utmost excitement for the casting choices in the series adaptation. Jackson expresses her enthusiasm for the casting of Emma as Pip. Moreover, she describes Emma as a phenomenal and perfectly suited choice for the role. Also, she praises Zain, who will portray Ravi. She also anticipates for the chemistry between the two actors and the remarkable performances they will bring to the screen.
Fans’ Reaction to the Casting of the Series
As the casting announcements for ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ continue, the anticipation surrounding this thrilling adaptation only grows. On Twitter, fans have expressed excitement for ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ adaptation.
the aggtm casting is so good i’m so happy that’s my pipravi !!!— n (@athenaschld) June 19, 2023
Still can’t get over how great the casting for aggtm adaptation is omg 😭😭 thank you holly jackson i knew i could trust you <33333— rin (@_nurinhusna) June 19, 2023
Where can I watch ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ series?
The series will have a six-episode with each episode lasting 45 minutes. It will come to life under the direction of Dolly Wells and Poppy Cogan. Moreover, the adaptation of ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ will be broadcasted on BBC Three and available on iPlayer. Production is set to commence in England later this year, and an official release date will be announced.
If you haven’t read the ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder‘ series, now is the perfect time to read the novels before the adaptation hits the screen.
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