BBC finds Nine Bodies in a Mexican Morgue

By Michael Pickard
May 21, 2024


The BBC will air Nine Bodies in a Mexican Morgue, a six-part mystery from Anthony Horowitz commissioned by MGM+ in the US.

Produced by Eleventh Hour Films and distributed by Sony Pictures Television, it stars Eric McCormack (Will & Grace, Perception), 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.

Filming recently started in the Canary Islands. The series will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK.

When a plane carrying a small group of passengers, crew and a 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?

Anthony Horowitz

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.

Nine Bodies In a Mexican Morgue is an original mystery series written, created and executive produced by Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider, Magpie Murders). Jill Green and Eve Gutierrez are the executive producers for Eleventh Hour Films.

Richard Burrell (Alex Rider) is the series producer. Brian O’Malley (The Ex Wife) directs episodes 1-3, with Viviane Andereggen (Kleo) directing episodes 4-6.

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