Friday, November 17, 2023

Spade Can’t Escape His Past

Thank you to Steve Lewis, of Mystery*File, for pointing me toward a new, almost two-minute-long trailer for the forthcoming six-part television series, Monsieur Spade—a much more satisfying version than the briefer trailer released back in early September.

As you will recall from previous posts, Monsieur Spade is set in the South of France in 1963 and initially finds Dashiell Hammett’s famous private eye, Sam Spade (played by Clive Owen), peacefully retired as an expat at age 60. However, the return of an old adversary, the murders of half a dozen nuns, and rumors of a mysterious boy possessing uncanny abilities all conspire to upset his “swell life” and involve him in a fresh—and dangerous—investigation.

Monsieur Spade, which was shot on location in France, will premiere on AMC and AMC+ on January 14. As skeptical as I’ve been about this series, the new trailer makes me hungry to see it.

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