Thursday, September 09, 2021

Molina Embodies Penny’s Gamache

This item comes from the blog In Reference to Murder:
Alfred Molina is set to star in Amazon’s police drama series, Three Pines, which comes from The Crown producer, Left Bank Pictures. The project is based on Louise Penny’s novels featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec (played by Molina), who investigates a spate of murders in Three Pines, a seemingly idyllic village where he discovers long-buried secrets and faces a few of his own ghosts.

The cast also includes Rossif Sutherland, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Tantoo Cardinal, Clare Coulter, Sarah Booth, Anna Tierney, Julian Bailey, Frédéric-Antoine Guimond, Pierre Simpson, Tamara Brown, Marie-France Lambert, Frank Schorpion, Marcel Jeannin, Georgina Lynn Lightning, Crystle Lightning, Isabel Deroy-Olson, and Anna Lambe.
Deadline adds: “The eight-part series has begun production in Montreal and rural Quebec. It will film through to December and launch on Amazon in a number of territories including Canada, the U.S. and UK.”

Meanwhile, Mystery Fanfare quotes Christina Wayne, head of Canadian Originals at Amazon Studios, as saying, “With Three Pines we continue to grow our slate of local originals, and overall investment in Canada. The series will be our first locally produced scripted drama, and we are thrilled to work with Left Bank to bring these layered characters, unique setting, and masterfully constructed mysteries that Louise created to Prime Video. Alfred Molina perfectly embodies the cerebral and compassionate nature of Gamache, and leads a tremendous cast.”

There’s no word yet on when Three Pines might become available via Amazon’s Prime TV-streaming service.

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