One of the most well-known American detectives of the 20th century is still Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade, even in a field of detectives dominated by figures like Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes. And now, in AMC’s Monsieur Spade, the beloved private investigator makes his TV debut. The story, which takes place in 1963, centers on the well-known private investigator when he retires to the peaceful French village of Bozouls.
However, his peaceful existence is ruined by the reappearance of an old foe and the killing of six nuns in the community. Tom Fontana from City on a Hill and Emmy-winning Scott Frank of The Queen’s Gambit are the creators, writers, and executive producers of Monsieur Spade. The title character in A Murder at the End of the World is portrayed by Academy Award winner and BAFTA nominee Clive Owen, who recently concluded filming his latest series. In addition, he is one of the AMC original series’ executive producers.
Monsieur Spade Season 1 Release Date
The official Amc+ website has announced that the global premiere of “Monsieur Spade Season 1” is scheduled for January 14, 2024.
AMC Networks has released a teaser trailer for the espionage drama Monsieur Spade, which stars Clive Owen, winner of the Golden Globe, as the title detective who comes out of retirement when a horrific crime occurs in the French village he is visiting.
The Cast of Monsieur Spade Season 1
Clive Owen portrays both the lead character and the executive producer of Monsieur Spade. His appearances in Closer, The Knick, and Children of Men have made him a household name. He is the recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Golden Globe, and the BAFTA. The following actors are still in contention to portray Monsieur Spade:
- Cara Bossom as Teresa
- Denis Ménochet as Chief of Police Patrice Michaud
- Louise Bourgoin as Marguerite Devereaux
- Chiara Mastroianni as Gabrielle
- Stanley Weber as Jean-Pierre Devereaux
- Matthew Beard as George Fitzsimmons
- Jonathan Zaccaï as Philippe Saint Andre
Monsieur Spade Season 1 Plot: What Should We Expect?
The television series is based on the main character of Dashiell Hammet’s masterwork from the 1930s, The Maltese Falcon. The main character of Monsieur Spade is Sam Spade, the detective who fought for France in the Algerian War in 1963.
After spending most of his time on the battlefield, Spade is exhausted and looking for a peaceful place to rest following the Algerian conflict. He moves to the Bozouls, a small, isolated village. However, it doesn’t take long for people who require his help to agitate him.
Spade lives a calm and composed life in Bozouls, a far cry from his days as a private detective in San Francisco. But when his old enemy, so the story goes, returns, things will be different. Six cherished nuns have been brutally slain at the nearby convent.
How Many Episodes Is ‘Monsieur Spade’?
Monsieur Spade is advertised as a limited series with six episodes, each lasting between forty and sixty minutes, which is the typical amount of time for most network programs. All new episodes will run or stream every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC, AMC+, and Acorn TV following the premiere on January 14, 2024, until the show’s finale on February 18, 2024.
The schedule for the six episodes’ releases is as follows:
Episode 1 – January 14, 2024
Episode 2 – January 21, 2024
Episode 3 – January 28, 2024
Episode 4 – February 4, 2024
Episode 5 – February 11, 2024
Episode 6 – February 18, 2024
Where Can You Watch ‘Monsieur Spade’?
Monsieur SpadeImage via AMC shows Clive Owne driving alongside Cara Bossom. AMC networks, including its streaming services, will be the only places to watch the network’s original period crime thriller. AMC, AMC+, and Acorn TV will all get Monsieur Spade at the same time. For those who want to watch the series on a corded device, the options are AMC+ or Acorn, both of which require a subscription.
Numerous other well-known crime dramas and spy thriller series, including Happy Valley, Rubicon, Killing Eve, Dark Winds, and The Ipcress File, can be found on AMC+. Therefore, you can catch up on these other shows—which are only accessible with a subscription—while you wait for Monsieur Spade to arrive in 2024.