ITV orders two more ‘Maigret’ films starring Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson will return as legendary French fictional detective Jules Maigret in two further single films.

The Blackadder star made his debut as Maigret earlier this year in ‘Maigret Sets a Trap’, which attracted 7.2 million viewers and a 28% share of the audience.

Two new 120-minute films will begin filming in November, again set in Paris in the 1950s.

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Writer Stewart Harcourt (Treasure Island, Marple) will adapt ‘Night At The Crossroads’ and ‘Maigret in Montmartre’ from Georges Simenon’s novels.

Simenon wrote a total of seventy-five Maigret novels and son, John, will be back as an executive producer.

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ITV’s Controller of Drama, Victoria Fea commented: “It’s an absolute privilege to commission two further stand alone Maigret films for ITV. We were thrilled to welcome Rowan Atkinson to the channel as Maigret. His superb performance, and the filmic execution from the production team ensured the audience greatly appreciated the first Maigret film which aired earlier this year.”

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ITV’s second Maigret film, ‘Maigret’s Dead Man’, has already been filmed and will air later this year.

Are you looking forward to the return of Maigret? Let us know below…

  • Marcie

    The first telemovie was so dull, dull, dull…….

    • Edward Delingford

      Yes, a little but I am sure they will have tightened things up for the next instalment as this seems to have been a common complaint.

  • I am looking forward for it!

  • Edward Delingford

    While I thought Rowan was an excellent Maigret, the television show was a bit lifeless and required quite a bit of patience to get into. I woukd have lopped off at least 20 minutes. I think they need to tighten up the pacing a smidge and get more energy out of the other performers. Still, looking forwsrd to this. So, ITV now have two decent dramas on their slate, this and Victoria. Will wonders never cease?