TVLine Items: FX Taps Guy Pearce to Play Scrooge, GH Return and More

Guy Pearce A Christmas Carol

Guy Pearce is a real miser: FX and BBC One are partnering for a three-part adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring Pearce (When We Rise) as Ebenezer Scrooge.

The cast also includes Andy Serkis (Black Panther) as the Ghost of Christmas Past; Rutger Hauer (True Blood) as the Ghost of Christmas Future; Stephen Graham (Line of Duty) as Jacob Marley; Charlotte Riley (Trust, Peaky Blinders) as Lottie; Joe Alwyn (The Favourite) as Bob Cratchit; Vinette Robinson (Doctor Who, Sherlock) as Mary Cratchit; Kayvan Novak (What We Do In the Shadows) as Ali Baba; and Lenny Rush (Old Boys) as Tim Cratchit.

The miniseries, written by Steven Knight (Taboo, Peaky Blinders), will air in December on FX.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* General Hospital will welcome back Rebecca Budig (aka Hayden) this summer, EW.com reports. When last seen in September 2017, Hayden — who was pregnant — was writing an apology letter to Finn for leaving him at the altar.

* Tom Hanks will co-host an hour of Today with Savannah Guthrie on Thursday, May 23, live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, our sister site Deadline reports.

* The Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness will debut Tuesday, June 4 on Amazon Prime Video. Watch a teaser:

* Netflix has released a trailer for She’s Gotta Have It Season 2. All nine episodes drop on Friday, May 24:

* TBS has released a trailer for Season 4 of The Detour, premiering Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30/9:30c:

* Netflix has unveiled a trailer for the comedy special Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate, debuting Tuesday, May 14:

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