Amazon Prime Video has set a February 1st premiere date and released the first trailer for Mammoth Screen’s limited series adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “The ABC Murders”.
The adaptation of the novel of the same name has just aired on BBC One in the UK. Academy Award-nominee John Malkovich stars as one of literature’s most famous detectives, Hercule Poirot.
Set in 1933, a serial killer is terrorising Britain – striking in a methodical pattern of killing people whose names and suburbs all begin with the same letter of the alphabet (eg. Alice Ascher of Andover, Betty Barnard of Bexhill) and leaving a copy of the ABC railway guide at the scene of each.
Poirot attempts to investigate but is thwarted on every front and 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, Tara Fitzgerald, Andrew Buchan, Shirley Henderson, Kevin McNally, Gregor Fisher and Jack Farthing co-star.
Alex Gabassi helms the series which hails from writer Sarah Phelps who previous adapted Christie’s “And Then There Were None” and “Ordeal by Innocence” into mini-series.