Thursday, September 2, 2021

THREE PINES: The TV series

Amazon Prime Video and Left Bank Pictures have begun production on the scripted Canadian Amazon Original Drama Series “Three Pines,” based on the bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache novels by Louise Penny. Alfred Molina will star as Gamache.

The series follows Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (Alfred Molina) of the Sûreté du Québec, a man who sees things that others do not: the light between the cracks, the mythic in the mundane, and the evil in the seemingly ordinary. As he investigates a spate of murders in Three Pines, a seemingly idyllic village, he discovers long-buried secrets and faces a few of his own ghosts. Additional cast members include 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. 

Louise Penny’s highly acclaimed, best-selling mystery series has won the CWA New Blood Dagger award, as well as multiple Agatha, Anthony, Dilys, and Arthur Ellis awards. In 2021, a reader survey conducted by The Washington Post named Chief Inspector Armand Gamache the most beloved fictional detective, beating out such characters as Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. 

“With Three Pines we continue to grow our slate of local originals, and overall investment in Canada,” said Christina Wayne, head of Canadian Originals at Amazon Studios. “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.”  

“Alfred Molina is one of my favorite actors and it’s thrilling to be working with him again,” said Andy Harries, chief executive officer, Left Bank Pictures. “His warmth, talent, and charisma are perfect to play Louise Penny’s much-adored Inspector Gamache. We are privileged to be shooting Three Pines, as our first-ever series in Canada, and bringing the originality and popularity of her incredible stories to a worldwide audience.”


HonoluLou said...

This is fantastic and like many I wondered when it would come about! I'd always pictured Actor Lee J. Cobb in my mind's eye as Insp. Gamache (although he passed away in '76.) Still I'm sure Alfred Molina will sparkle, and Like a gazillion others I'm looking forward to this release. Thanks for the news, Janet.

Rick Robinson said...

I’m afraid to watch. I love the books so much, how could they ever live up to them, and Molina doesn’t look AT ALL like I envision Gamache!

Yves Fey said...

I have high hopes for this. Good casting!

sg said...

Hopefully they will do a better job than cbc did a few years ago

Maddie said...

I really don’t see Alfred Molina as Inspector Gamache.����

Anonymous said...

I thought inspector Linley did a great job but the other characters were not at all as I believed them to be per the books. When will the first of the new series air?