Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders

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  • TV-14
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 6.6  (11,626)

Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders is a thrilling and intriguing murder mystery drama series that premiered on Amazon Studios in 2018. The show is based on Agatha Christie's novel of the same name and features a star-studded cast, including John Malkovich as the famous detective Hercule Poirot and Rupert Grint as the character named Inspector Crome.

Set in 1933, the story revolves around a serial killer who goes by the name ABC and sends letters to Hercule Poirot before each murder. The letters contain cryptic clues to the identity of the next victim, and the killer challenges Poirot to solve the clues and catch him before he strikes again. As Poirot investigates the case, he uncovers a web of lies and secrets, leading him to suspect everyone from his closest allies to the killer's next potential victim.

John Malkovich portrays Hercule Poirot with a fresh take on the iconic character. He brings a darker more brooding side to the character than audiences may be used to, yet still brings with him the wit, charm, and intelligence Christie's hero is known for. Malkovich's portrayal of the detective is at times understated, and he relies heavily on his ability to convey emotion through simple expressions, making his performance nuanced and subtle.

Rupert Grint plays Inspector Crome, a role that is quite different from the character that he is best known for, Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise. Crome is a police officer who is tasked with working alongside Hercule Poirot on the ABC murders case. Grint delivers a solid performance that contrasts with Malkovich's Poirot, making their interactions entertaining and engaging.

The show also features a strong supporting cast that includes Eamon Farren as Alexander Bonaparte Cust, the prime suspect and potential victim of the ABC murders, Andrew Buchan as Franklin Clarke, a former lover of Cust, and Tara Fitzgerald as Lady Hermione Clarke, Franklin Clarke's wife. The chemistry between the actors is a standout feature of the show, and their performances add depth and intrigue to the plot.

The production design of the show creates an atmosphere that is both captivating and nostalgic, transporting audiences to the 1930s. The attention to detail in the sets and costumes is impressive, and the visual style contributes greatly to the overall quality of the show.

The series is directed by Alex Gabassi, who expertly builds an air of unease and suspense throughout each episode. Gabassi's meticulous direction and ability to create tension, keeps the audience on the edge of their seats, as the investigation to catch the elusive serial killer progresses.

The ABC Murders is a cleverly written and masterfully executed murder mystery drama that keeps viewers invested in the plot right from the first episode. The show combines strong performances, excellent direction, engaging production design, and intricate plot twists to create an immersive and entertaining experience that leaves audiences guessing until the very end.

In conclusion, Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders is a must-watch for fans of murder mysteries, as well as fans of the works of the late, great crime novelist herself. The quality of the show serves as a testament to the enduring relevance and popularity of one of the greatest writers of the genre.

Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on February 1, 2019.

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Episode 3
3. Episode 3
February 1, 2019
Without any warning, the A.B.C. murderer strikes again in the bathroom of Embsay station. An arrest is finally made and the country celebrates and breathes a collective sigh of relief
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
February 1, 2019
Despite being warned off the case by Inspector Crome, Hercule continues to conduct his own investigation into the A.B.C. killer. He receives another letter promising a murder in Churston. After trying and failing to intercept another murder, national interest in the killings and Hercule's involvement explodes. There is a pattern to the murders, the killer is following the ABC Railway Guide and choosing his victims by letters of the alphabet. Finally, Crome pays attention. Hercule receives another letter drawing his attention to Doncaster and after informing Crome, they try to get there before the A.B.C. killer. Doncaster is where A.B.C. makes their first mistake...
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
February 1, 2019
England, 1933. Hercule Poirot, older, greyer and no longer revered by the public, has been receiving mysterious letters from a stranger who calls themselves A.B.C. and the author has an obsessive, ominous interest in Hercule. Hercule alerts the police at Scotland Yard but he's met with utter disdain as the new hotheaded officer, Inspector Crome, refuses to see him. Meanwhile, Cust, a shy and poorly businessman, rents a room at Marbury Boarding House, run by the cantankerous Rose Marbury and her unloved daughter, Lily. From here he intends to start his new business selling stockings. Hercule receives another letter from A.B.C. forewarning something sinister in Andover. After unsuccessfully trying to warn Inspector Crome, he travels there himself and makes a shocking discovery - the brutally murdered body of Alice Asher with an ABC Railway Guide beside her body. Despite the police's confidence that the culprit was her alcoholic husband, Hercule believes that there is a killer at large. The police continue to reject Hercule's theories but he receives another letter from A.B.C. threatening a second murder in Bexhill. Hercule travels there immediately but he is too late once again - Betty Barnard, a flirtatious caf
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Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders is available for streaming on the Amazon Studios website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    February 1, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (11,626)