“Are we going to have a murder?” (Chances are really good, that’s a yes.) So begins the trailer for Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders, which Amazon has slotted to premiere February 1 on Prime Video. The 3-Part series recently debut on BBC One.
Written and executive produced by Sarah Phelps (The Casual Vacancy, The Crimson Field), the three-part limited series starring John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot is the second of three dramatic series adaptations from Agatha Christie Limited for Prime Video in the US.
In The ABC Murders, it’s 1933 and a killer travels the length and breadth of Britain via the railway network. The killer uses the alias ABC, and strikes in a methodical pattern, leaving a copy of the ABC railway guide at the scene of each of murder. As Poirot (Malkovich) attempts to investigate he is thwarted on every front. If he is to match his most cunning nemesis, everything about him will be called into question: his authority, his integrity, his identity.
Rupert Grint (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Andrew Buchan (All the Money in the World), Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust), Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks), Jack Farthing (Poldark), Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones), Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones’s Baby), Bronwyn James (Harlots), Freya Mavor (The White Queen), and Michael Shaeffer (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) also star.
Damien Timmer and Helen Ziegler executive produce for Mammoth Screen, James Prichard (Murder on the Orient Express, Ordeal By Innocence) and Basi Akpabio (Ordeal By Innocence) for Agatha Christie Limited and Elizabeth Kilgarriff (Luther), for BBC. The series is directed by Alex Gabassi and produced by Farah Abushwesha.’