The BBC has confirmed the start date for its new Poirot mini-series.
The three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders will see Hollywood star John Malkovich (Of Mice & Men, In the Line of Fire) make his debut as the latest TV incarnation of the famous Belgian detective, replacing the iconic David Suchet.
The first episode will air at 9pm on Wednesday 26th December on BBC One in the UK.
Part 2 will air at 9pm on Thursday 27th December.
And the finale will air at 9pm on Friday 28th December.
From the makers of And Then There Were None and The Witness for the Prosecution, the three-part drama also stars English actor Rupert Grint, best known as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, as Inspector Crome.
The official synopsis for The ABC Murders reads: “It’s 1933 and a killer travels the length and breadth of Britain via the railway network.
“The killer uses the alias ABC, and strikes in a methodical pattern, leaving a copy of the ABC railway guide at the scene of each of murder.
“As Poirot attempts to investigate he is thwarted on every front. If he is to match his most cunning nemesis, everything about him will be called into question: his authority, his integrity, his identity.”
The cast also includes Andrew Buchan (Garrow’s Law) as Franklin Clarke, Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks) as Cust, Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones) as Lady Hermione Clarke, Bronwyn James (Harlots) as Megan, and Freya Mavor (The Sense of an Ending) as Thora Grey.
Poirot: The Complete Cases Collection box set is available on Amazon here.
The ABC Murders will air in the USA in 2019.