Friday, 17 June 2016


Following the success of Maigret Sets a Trap earlier this year, ITV has announced the commission of two further single films of Maigret with Rowan Atkinson as the detective created by Belgian author Georges Simenon.

The two new films will be adapted from the novels Maigret At The Crossroads (La nuit du carrefour) and Maigret in Montmartre (Maigret au Picratt's). They'll go into production in November 2016 until February 2017. Maigret started to raise interest worldwide even before ITV aired Maigret Sets a Trap, the first of its two 2016 TV movies, thanks to the choice of English comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson (famous globally for Mr Bean).

Maigret Sets a Trap, adapted from the novel Maigret tend un piège, caught 5.7m viewers (28%) in March. Maigret's Dead Man, based on Maigret et son mort, will air on ITV later this year. Stewart Harcourt (Agatha Raisin, Agatha Christie's Marple) adapted both and will also adapt Maigret At The Crossroads. Maigret is produced by Ealing Studios with Maigret Productions Ltd (a Peters Fraser Dunlop Group company) and distributed by BBC Worldwide. Pubcaster France 3 will air it in France. It's the French home of Midsomer Murders, Endeavour, Vera, etc. 

You can read our (unenthusiastic) review of Maigret Sets a Trap here:

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