On February 1, 2019, Amazon will premiere Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders on Prime Video in the US. Based on the novel of the same name by Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time, The ABC Murders is the second of three dramatic series adaptations from Agatha Christie Limited for Prime Video in the US. Adapted by Sarah Phelps (The Casual Vacancy, The Crimson Field), the three-part limited series stars two-time Academy Award-nominee John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich) as one of literature’s most famous detectives, Hercule Poirot.
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), 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).
An Amazon Prime Original series in the US and produced by Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited for BBC One in the UK, The ABC Murders is written and executive produced by Sarah Phelps (The Casual Vacancy, The Crimson Field), with executive producers Damien Timmer and Helen Ziegler 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.