Every couple of years we are destined to get a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol around the holiday season and this year the BBC has recruited a very interesting creative team and cast to turn it into a three-part mini-series. Guy Pearce plays Ebenezer Scrooge in what appears to be one of the darker versions of this story we’ve seen to date, written and produced by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Locke). Ridley Scott is also listed as an executive producer along with Tom Hardy, who is apparently attached in a mystery role as well. Stephen Graham, Andy Serkis, Joe Alwyn, Vinette Robinson and Jason Flemyng also star. Between this, Dracula and War of the Worlds, the BBC seems to be in the habit of revisiting classic stories as of late. A Christmas Carol will arrive on the BBC in the U.K. and FX in the U.S. sometime this December; check out the first trailer below and let us know what you think.