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The ABC Murders 

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In 1933, retired detective Hercule Poirot is targeted by a taunting killer who sends letters signed "ABC", which Poirot must decode in order to discover the identity of the murderer.
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Series cast summary:
John Malkovich ...  Hercule Poirot 3 episodes, 2018
Eamon Farren ...  Cust 3 episodes, 2018
Michael Shaeffer ...  Sergeant Yelland 3 episodes, 2018
Rupert Grint ...  Inspector Crome 3 episodes, 2018
Conrad McCroddan ...  Beautiful Young Man 3 episodes, 2018
Freya Mavor ...  Thora Grey 3 episodes, 2018
Shirley Henderson ...  Rose Marbury 3 episodes, 2018
Anya Chalotra ...  Lily Marbury 3 episodes, 2018
Andrew Buchan ...  Franklin Clarke 3 episodes, 2018
Tara Fitzgerald ...  Lady Hermione Clarke 3 episodes, 2018
Bronwyn James ...  Megan Barnard 3 episodes, 2018
Christopher Villiers ...  Sir Carmichael Clarke 3 episodes, 2018
Jack Farthing ...  Donald Fraser 3 episodes, 2018
Suzanne Packer ...  Capstick 3 episodes, 2018
Eve Austin ...  Betty Barnard 3 episodes, 2018
Tamzin Griffin ...  Alice Asher 2 episodes, 2018
Lizzy McInnerny ...  Jenny Barnard 2 episodes, 2018
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Set in the 1930s, a time when Britain is dangerously divided and suspicion and hatred are on the rise, the story sees Poirot face a serial killer known only as A.B.C. As the body count rises, the only clue is a copy of The ABC Railway Guide at each crime scene. Poirot's investigations are continuously thwarted by an enemy determined to outsmart him. If Poirot is to match his nemesis, then everything about him will be called into question: his authority, his integrity, his past and his identity.

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Eamon Farren (Cust) and Anya Chalotra (Lily Marbury) have recently been cast for The Witcher (2019) as Cahir and Yennefer respectively. See more »

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Version of Grandmaster (2012) See more »

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A much, much darker Poirot. Definitely not for everyone.
8 January 2019 | by Evil_HerbivoreSee all my reviews

One thing needs to be said at the beginning: the mini-series is not for everyone. It's a kind of production one either loves or hates, and even though I'm in the former group, I completely understand people from the latter.

The thing that divides the viewers is the way Poirot was portrayed in the series, which is very different from what we are used to. Here we get a much darker and grittier version of this beloved character, and the whole world of the show is much more brutal as well. This is not the cozy, quite light story shown in the classic vesion with David Suchet.

I really enjoyed this new approach to the classic character. Otherwise it would be the same story with different actors, and I don't see the point in doing that, especially considering how good the Suchet version is.

The actors fit perfectly into this new "dark Poirot". John Malkovich is brilliant as the shunned, half-forgotten detective dealing with past trauma, Eamon Farren is perfect as the confused Cust, I even liked Rupert Grint even though I wasn't sure about him at the beginning, The sets and cinematography help build the dark, gritty atmosphere. It feels quite heavy and oppressive, which I really liked.

To sum up, the series is not for everyone. It's definitely not for the purists, who want the adaptations to stay truthful to the novels. It's not for people looking for a cozy show to watch for pure entertainment. But for people like me, who enjoy new tales about classic characters and who love dark and gritty stories, it is perfect.


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