It seems like Hollywood just can’t enough of Hercule Poirot. After the success of “Murder On The Orient Express” last year, its sequel “Death On The Nile” is in the works. Also, we’re getting more Poirot on the small screen as well. The famed detective is investigating his way through BBC which adapted the Agatha Christie novel “The ABC Murders” into a miniseries. Not only that but a trailer for the new miniseries has now been released.
“The ABC Murders” follows Hercule Poirot’s pursuit of a killer called ABC. ABC is someone who stalks his or her way through Britain via the railway system, leaving a copy of the ABC railway guide at each grisly murder. As Poirot tries solving these murders, his own integrity become called into question.
Instead of Kenneth Branagh, fellow Oscar nominee John Malkovich will play Poirot this time around. Judging by the trailer, Malkovich is offering his own eccentric take on the character and not just because he’s rocking a goatee instead of a bushy mustache like Branagh.
As an added bonus, Malkovich has a superb supporting cast surrounding him. A few familiar names include Rupert Grint and Shirley Henderson from the “Harry Potter” franchise. You also have unsung character actors like Andrew Buchan, Eamon Farren, and Jack Farthing rounding out the cast.
The miniseries already made its premiere on BBC. But early next year, Amazon Prime will release it so American audiences can solve the mystery for themselves.
What do you guys think? Are you excited about solving the mystery of “The ABC Murders?” Is more Hercule Poirot always good? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!
“The ABC Murders” premieres Feb. 1, 2019, on Amazon Prime.
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