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Prime Video has set the premiere date for Three Pines, the highly-anticipated new Canadian mystery series starring Alfred Molina. Check out the official trailer!

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Three Pines: Alfred Molina as Armand Gamache — Photo © Amazon Studios

It won’t be long, now. (Yay!)

Three Pines, an Amazon Original, premieres in Australia, Canada, the UK, the US, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Sweden on Friday, December 2, exclusively on Prime Video. (You can add it to your watchlist now.) It will debut with the first two episodes, with new episodes dropping in pairs through December 23.

If you don’t get why I’m whooping it up or why loads of people are waiting for Three Pines with bated breath, it’s because the series is adapted from Louise Penny’s best-selling and award-winning series of “Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mystery” crime novels. The stories are engrossing, and presumably the television series, starring two-time Primetime Emmy® and three-time BAFTA Awards nominee Alfred Molina (Feud, An Education), will be, too.

The eight-episode mystery-crime drama follows the empathetic and astute Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (Alfred Molina) as he investigates cases that happen beneath the idyllic surface of the Quebec village of Three Pines, finding long-buried secrets while facing a few of his own ghosts.

Chief Inspector Gamache is tasked with solving a number of mysterious and perplexing murders in the strange-but-beguiling village of Three Pines. Assisted by his trusted team — the combative and troubled Sergeant Jean-Guy Beauvoir, the intelligent Indigenous working mother Sergeant Isabelle Lacoste, and the accident-prone rookie Agent Yvette Nichol — Gamache and his group are initially treated suspiciously by the village’s residents. Yet despite the cool welcome, Gamache can’t help but find himself oddly drawn to this unusual place and its eccentric residents, including bistro owners Gabri and Olivier, artists Peter and Clara, bookshop-owner-cum-psychologist Myrna, gallery owner Bea, and the irascible poet Ruth. The deeper Gamache delves into the secret lives of these people, who have found sanctuary from the outside world in Three Pines, the more it affects him.

Along with the murder investigations in the series, Three Pines interweaves a dark, mysterious, serial story, which uncovers police failings to properly investigate cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women, as well as corruption at the heart of the provincial Sûreté du Québec police force.

In addition to Alfred Molina, the cast includes Rossif Sutherland (Reign) as Sergeant Jean-Guy Beauvoir, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Blood Quantum) as Sergeant Isabelle Lacoste, Sarah Booth (Murdoch Mysteries) as Agent Yvette Nichol, Pierre Simpson (Transplant) as Gabri, Frédéric-Antoine Guimond (District 31) as Olivier, Julian Bailey (Transplant) as Peter, Anna Tierney (Deceit) as Clara, Tamara Brown (Helix) as Myrna, Tantoo Cardinal (Stumptown) as Bea, and Clare Coulter (Helix) as Ruth.

Additional cast members include Marie-France Lambert (Victor Lessard), Frank Schorpion (Bad Blood), Marcel Jeannin (19-2), Georgina Lynn Lightning (Blackstone), Crystle Lightning (Trickster), Isabel Deroy-Olson (Shadow of the Rougarou), and Anna Lambe (Trickster).

A production of Left Bank Pictures (Wallander, DCI Banks), Three Pines is directed By Sam Donovan (Last Tango in Halifax), Tracey Deer (Mohawk Girls), and Daniel Grou (Cardinal). It is written by lead writer Emilia di Girolamo (The Tunnel), Jamie Crichton (Grantchester), and Catherine Tregenna (Inspector Lewis). The executive producers are Andy Harries, Sharon Hughff, John Phillips, Sam Donovan, Emilia di Girolamo, and Alfred Molina.


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Three Pines: Prime Video Sets Premiere Date for New Canadian Mystery Series
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