The ABC Murders

The ABC Murders is the latest three part drama from Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited for the BBC and Amazon Prime. The show premiered in the UK on BBC One on 26th December 2018 and is available on Amazon Prime in the US. The show is being sold internationally by Endeavor. Publishing tie-in opportunities are available - please contact us.

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Writer and Executive Producer: Sarah Phelps
Executive Producers for Mammoth Screen: Damien Timmer, Helen Ziegler
Executive Producers for ACL: James Prichard, Basi Akpabio
Executive Producer for BBC: Elizabeth Kilgarriff
Director: Alex Gabassi
Producer: Farah Abushwesha


John Malkovich (Hercule Poirot)
Rupert Grint (Crome)
Andrew Buchan (Franklin Clarke)
Anya Chalotra (Lily Marbury)
Eamon Farren (Cust)
Jack Farthing (Donald Fraser)
Tara Fitzgerald (Lady Hermione Clarke)
Shirley Henderson (Mrs Rose Marbury)
Bronwyn James (Megan Barnard)
Freya Mavor (Thora Grey)
Michael Shaeffer (Yelland)

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Poirot is back on our television screens, in a new adaptation of one of his most exhilarating cases. Widely regarded as one of Agatha Christie’s best mysteries, The ABC Murders is one of the most surprising and unusual appearances by literature’s most famous detective.

The year is 1933 and a killer stalks Britain, known only as A.B.C. They strike in a methodical pattern and leave 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; by a police force that no longer trusts him, a public that no longer adores him, and an enemy determined to outsmart him. If Poirot is to match his most cunning nemesis everything about him will be called into question; his authority, his integrity, his past, his identity.

International Sales

International rights to The ABC Murders are being handled by Endeavor Content and have been sold in the following territories: Australia: ABC; Africa: BBC Studios; Benelux: BBC Studios; Brazil: Globo; CEE: Daro; Croatia: Pickbox; Czech Republic: Prima; Denmark: TV2; Finland: MTV 3; France: Canal +; Germany: RTL; Greece: Vodafone; Hungary: TV2; Iceland: RUV; Israel: Hot; Italy: Sky Italia; Japan: NHK; Middle East: BBC Studios; New Zealand: Sky; Norway: TV2; Poland: NC +; Russia: Kultura; Spain: Telefonica; Sweden: TV4; Turkey: BluTV

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...intense, intriguing and nightmarishly atmospheric ★★★★
The Telegraph
John Malkovich’s suffering Poirot is magnificent ★★★★
The Guardian