Rowan Atkinson’s debut as Georges Simonen’s Maigret met with mixed reviews, but there wasn’t anything wrong with Atkinson himself in the part, which seemed to be the most talked-about aspect of the whole reboot. In the end it was a fairly faithful and reverential retelling of the Paris detective’s stories, and now we’re going to have more.
ITV has commenced filming Night At The Crossroads, the first of two new films in the Maigret series. Adapted by Stewart Harcourt, it features returning guest stars Aiden McCardle, Shaun Dingwall, Lucy Cohu and Leo Starr.
Further cast includes Kevin McNally, Tom Wlaschiha, Mia Jexen, Stephen Wight, Mark Heap and Robin Weaver.
Night At The Crossroads is a complex tale of murder, deceit and greed in an isolated country community. Maigret has been interrogating a mysterious Dane, Carl Andersen, for hours without a confession. Why was the body of a diamond merchant found in his car at his isolated mansion? He’s either innocent or a very good liar. What does his beautiful but vulnerable sister know? And what compels everyone at the Three Widows Crossroads to be so secretive? Maigret sets out to find his killer.
Set in the stunning backdrop of 1950’s Paris, Night At The Crossroads has started filming in Budapest and will be followed by Maigret in Montmartre.
Look out for it next year.
For our Maigret Sets A Trap review, go here