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Monsieur Spade Trailer Featuring Clive Owen

AMC, AMC+, and Acorn TV today announced that the limited crime drama Monsieur Spade is set to premiere on Sunday, January 14, and shared a new trailer. The series stars Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA Award winner Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men, The Knick) as the hard-boiled private detective Sam Spade.

The six-episode drama is co-created, written, and executive produced by Emmy Award winners Scott Frank (The Queen’s Gambit, Logan, Minority Report), who also serves as director, and Tom Fontana (City on a Hill, Borgia, Oz).

Monsieur Spade Trailer Featuring Clive Owen

Also announced today, Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Alfre Woodard (Salem’s Lot, The Book of Clarence) and Dean Winters (Lost Girls, John Wick) have joined the series as guest stars, portraying Virginia Dell and Father Matthew, respectively.

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Monsieur Spade centers around the infamous protagonist of American writer Dashiell Hammett’s 1930 classic novel The Maltese Falcon.

The year is 1963, and the legendary Detective Sam Spade (Owen) is enjoying his retirement in the South of France. By contrast to his days as a private eye in San Francisco, Spade’s life in Bozouls is peaceful and quiet.

But the rumored return of his old adversary will change everything. Six beloved nuns have been brutally murdered at the local convent. As the town grieves, secrets emerge, and new leads are established.

Spade learns that the murders are somehow connected to a mysterious child who is believed to possess great powers.

Shot on location in France, the previously announced cast for Monsieur Spade includes Cara Bossom (Radioactive) as Teresa, Denis Ménochet (Inglorious Basterds) as Chief of Police Patrice Michaud, Louise Bourgoin (The Romanoffs) as Marguerite Devereaux, and Chiara Mastroianni (On a Magical Night) as Gabrielle.

Also starring are Stanley Weber (Outlander) as Jean-Pierre Devereaux, Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game) as George Fitzsimmons, Jonathan Zaccaï (Robin Hood) as Philippe Saint-Andre, and Rebecca Root (The Queen’s Gambit) as Cynthia Fitzsimmons.

Monsieur Spade is co-created, written, and executive-produced by Frank, who also serves as director, and Fontana. Barry Levinson, Teddy Schwarzman, Michael Heimler, Clive Owen, Caroline Benjo, Barbara Letellier, Simon Arnal, Carole Scotta, Carlo Martinelli, and David Helpern also serve as executive producers.

In conjunction with the Dashiell Hammett Estate, the series is produced by Black Bear and co-produced by Haut et Court TV (The Returned, No Man’s Land), who also handled local production services in France and Canal+. FilmNation Entertainment (I Know This Much Is True) handles international distribution outside of North America.

Click here or on the image below to watch the trailer!

Monsieur Spade Trailer Featuring Clive Owen