Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders to premiere on Amazon Prime

The ABC MurdersAmazon will premiere the latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders on Prime Video in the US on February 1, 2019.

The three-episode miniseries is based on the Christie crime novel of the same title, starring the renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who will be portrayed by Academy Award-nominee John Malkovich. Poirot was more famously portrayed by David Suchet in the long-running ITV adaptation of all the detective’s cases. Poirot was also recently portrayed by Kenneth Branagh in the latest Hollywood adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express.

The ABC Murders was adapted by Sarah Phelps who was also behind the last three successful Christie adaptations, And Then There Were None, The Witness for the Prosecution, and Ordeal by Innocence. She has been known for putting an even darker spin on the already grisly crimes and for adding more nuance and complexity to the novels and characters.

Here is the synopsis of the miniseries:

“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 (John 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.

The ABC Murders also stars Rupert Grint (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Andrew Buchan (All the Money in the World), Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust), Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks: The Return), 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).”

Watch out for The ABC Murders on February 1 on Amazon Prime.

Check out the trailer below: