The ABC Murders (2018– )
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In the wake of another murder, Poirot and Crome begin to narrow in on the killer.

Director:

Alex Gabassi

Writers:

Sarah Phelps, Agatha Christie (novel)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Malkovich ... Hercule Poirot
Conrad McCroddan Conrad McCroddan ... Beautiful Young Man
Rupert Grint ... Inspector Crome
James Cooney James Cooney ... Young Journalist
Freya Mavor ... Thora Grey
Andrew Buchan ... Franklin Clarke
Anya Chalotra ... Lily Marbury
Eamon Farren ... Cust
Michael Shaeffer ... Sergeant Yelland
Jonathan Keeble Jonathan Keeble ... Newsreader (voice)
Tara Fitzgerald ... Lady Hermione Clarke
Bronwyn James ... Megan Barnard
Lizzy McInnerny ... Jenny Barnard
Jack Farthing ... Donald Fraser
Alexander Kirk ... Weddle
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In the wake of another murder, Poirot and Crome begin to narrow in on the killer.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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In this version of the Agatha Christie story, the killer "ABC" murders more people than in the original novel. Furthermore, the fourth murder is said to be an accident, with another person intended to be the victim, but in the novel it is deliberate. See more »

Goofs

When Poirot is in Crome's office discussing the murders, a railway map of Great Britain is seen in the background. The style, use of colour and typography of this map look like those of a British Rail map, maybe from the 1950s, long after 1933 when the story is set. See more »

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I loved it
28 December 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I truly cannot believe how people haven't at least enjoyed this three part serial. They managed to adapt The ABC Murders, and make it relevant to a 2018 audience, who are used to Peaky Blinders, Luther, Bodyguard etc, and would in all honesty find traditional, straight laced Agatha Christie a little mild.

Hard hitting, definitely, some raunchy scenes, some violent, at times I think the intention was to surprise and shock.

What I loved, pretty much the first forty five minutes of this third part, I loved how the characters were revisited after the conclusion, so often they're just dismissed and forgotten about, that was a nice touch. I truly loved Malkovich's Poirot, such a different take to see him played as a spent force, somewhat of a lost soul. I loved the expansion of Thora Grey's character, it made sense, and I particularly loved the performance of Eamon Farren (ABC) who somehow grew as a character. The scene between Poirot and the killer was also memorable.

I didn't like Poirot's back story, I won't spoil it by commenting on it, but it showed a disregard for the character's past, and seemed out of place. I don't like the fact that I know he won't play Poirot again.... Prove me wrong.

Best thing about Christmas 2018. 9/10


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