Why You Should Watch Death on the Nile? 

As an adaptation from the cult classic thriller novel of Agatha Christie, what makes "Death on the Nile" have such appeal? 


If you are a crime, thriller reader, you surely know Agatha Christie and her novels. In case you are not, she was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, who now become legend symbols amongst fictional detectives. In her outstanding career, Death on the Nile is one of the most remarkable works. The novel was once adapted in 1978 and received a lot of attention. In 2022, we have chance to view another version of this thriller, with many new elements that promised to be a big blockbuster earlier this year.

There are so many reasons to watch “Death on the Nile”, as the limitation of this article, we would like to list down the most highlight points. 

1. Attractions from original novel

Agatha Christie’s works are always great materials for filmmakers. There have been 30 adapted movies of her novels. Among those successes, Death on the Nile still proves itself as a “gleaming jewel” when it has been adapted many times in both movies, TV shows, and games. So, why was it released more than 8 decades, Death on the Nile has still attracted a lot of attention from the public? 

The novel features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer, and his process to investigate a murder that happened on the ship, unfold the tragedy of a picture-perfect couple. The way Agatha drove the story, and built up the character, from detective, witnesses, culprit, to victims, has absorbed readers in any small details of the book, made them think they are detectives themselves, and utilize their deductive skills to solve the mystery. 

2. Have the same director with “Murder on the Orient Express”

A glossy but faithful 2017 adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie whodunnit, Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express” remains one of the few Hollywood movies in recent memory that managed to become a bonafide hit. And “Death on the Nile” is his next work to bring Agatha’s creation to the big screen. As Branagh’s strength are the sumptuousness of cinematography, with his masterful and experienced team, we all expect a crisper and craftier sequel to  “Murder on the Orient Express”. 

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Kenneth Branagh

3. Talented and famous casts

By gathering impressive names like Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Emma Mackey, and with the first glimpse in the trailer,  “Death on the Nile” promises to portray the characters that are closest to the original novel. 

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Death on the Nile casts

5. Challenge deductive skill of viewers

As always, Agatha knows how to make her work still come anew,  “Death on the Nile”  is no exception. The way story is set up is fun because everyone has a motive for being on the ship. You may have suspected much time before you even know if something is going to happen, and without expectation, you will be lured in the search for the culprit. 

6. Unpredicted twists

Agatha Christie is the queen of the twist. As a viewer of the adaptations or reader of her books, you can’t see what will come next, especially how it came to be. In the case of “Death on the Nile”, this movie will absolutely satisfy you with full of twists and turns in its ending. 

8. Open up Agatha Christie cinematic universe

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Agatha Christie and her works

In Agatha Christie’s mystery novels, several characters cross over different sagas, creating a fictional universe in which most of her stories are set. If this sequel receives the same or even more success than its forerunner, there will be a chance that Agatha’s fictional universe will be stepped out of paper. 


Death on the Nile will be officially released on February 9th, 2022. Download TeaTV now and enjoy this long-awaited thriller FREE. 

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