The Count of Monte Cristo
Based onThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Directed byBille August
Country of originFrance
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes8
ProducerCarlo Degli Esposti
Production companies
  • Mediawan
  • Palomar
  • DEMD Productions
  • Entourage Ventures
Original release
NetworkFrance Télévisions (France)
RAI (Italy)

The Count of Monte Cristo is an upcoming English-language television miniseries directed by Bille August and starring Sam Claflin. It is an adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas novel of the same name.


The production will reportedly have a "contemporary feel" whilst remaining "faithful to the legacy" of the original work.[1]



Carlo Degli Esposti had been working on the series for half a decade. It is produced by Mediawan with Palomar in Italy and DEMD Productions in France, and in association with Entourage Ventures. Its commissioning broadcasters are RAI and France Televisions.[3]

In 2023, filming took place at the Palais-Royal in Paris.[4] Other filming locations include Turin, Milan, and Malta.[5] Jeremy Irons told Variety that the castle used in production in Malta is the same age as the one written about in Dumas' original text.[6]


The series is expected to air in 2024.[7]


  1. ^ London, Rob (11 October 2023). "Sam Claflin to Star in New 'The Count of Monte Cristo' Adaptation". Collider. Retrieved 11 October 2023.
  2. ^ "Jeremy Irons Joins Sam Claflin in Bille August's 'The Count of Monte Cristo' Series for Mediawan's Palomar (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  3. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (11 October 2023). "Bille August to Direct Mediawan's Ambitious Series 'The Count of Monte Cristo' Starring Sam Claflin, Produced by Palomar (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 11 October 2023.
  4. ^ Warner, Sam (8 August 2023). "Peaky Blinders' Sam Claflin has period drama makeover filming new TV series". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 October 2023.
  5. ^ Marino, Patrizio (11 August 2023). "The Count of Monte Cristo: Sam Claflin in the first photos on the set of the series with Nicolas Maupas". Retrieved 11 October 2023.
  6. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (28 November 2023). "Jeremy Irons on Playing Abbé Faria in Bille August's Prestige Limited Series 'The Count of Monte Cristo' for Mediawan's Palomar (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 29 November 2023.
  7. ^ Deon, Beatrice (31 August 2023). "The count of Monte Cristo Rai fiction 2024, when it comes out, episodes". Retrieved 11 October 2023.