‘The ABC Murders’ trailer: First look at John Malkovich as the new Poirot – watch!

The first trailer has been released for the BBC’s new adaptation of The ABC Murders.

Based on crime writer Agatha Christie’s 1936 novel, the three-part mini-series will introduce John Malkovich (Of Mice & MenIn the Line of Fire) as the latest TV incarnation of Hercule Poirot.

The Hollywood star will replace the iconic David Suchet as the famous Belgian detective.

From the makers of And Then There Were None and The Witness for the Prosecution, the drama also stars English actor Rupert Grint, best known as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, as Inspector Crome.

Watch the trailer:

The ABC Murders begins at 9pm on Wednesday 26th December on BBC One in the UK.

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 ABC Murders will air in the USA in 2019.

Poirot: The Complete Cases Collection DVD box set is available on Amazon.