Netflix Scraps The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Adaptation

By Jessica Lerner 

Netflix has scrapped its adaptation of the novel The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.

Since it was first touted as a part of the first development slate for original U.K. content, the series had been in development for more than two years but has never gone into production, according to Variety.

The project, based on the 2018 Stuart Turton novel of the same name, is being shopped elsewhere.


Turton hinted at the project’s cancellation on Jan. 12 in a now deleted tweet.

“Alright pals, I come bearing bad news,” he wrote. “Netflix has canned its plans to make a telly adaptation of ‘Seven Deaths.’ Sad news, but thems the breaks. We’re looking for another home for it, but the focus at the minute is making sure it’s fucking brilliant when it does arrive.”

The series was described as a high-concept murder mystery set at a weekend party at a crumbling mansion where the narrator must again relive the same day until he can identify the assassin of the young heiress, Evelyn Hardcastle, and break the cycle.

Netflix first announced the adaptation in December 2020, one of seven new originals. The streamer has also canceled two other projects: the sports comedy The Red Zone and the horror series Cuckoo Song.