Left Bank Pictures is about to finalize its first collaboration with Amazon to bring an original series to Amazon’s streaming platform. The deal that Amazon and Left Bank are closing is to adapt Louise Penny’s bestseller Chief Inspector Gamache. This crime novel has captivated thousands of readers. This adaptation that Left Bank Pictures is working on would be called Three Pines.
Left Bank has asked out Emilia di Girolamo (The Tunnel and Law & Order: UK) to write the show. And it will be directed by Sam Donovan (The Crown and Human).
The title Three Pines is a reference to the fictional French Canadian village where Chief Inspector Gamache works. The detective spends his days solving crimes in Quebec, dusting off secrets and dangers at every turn.
Louise Penny’s first novel about Inspector Gamache was called Still Life and was published in 2005. Since then, 14 other books about the detective confirm the success Penny has had with her stories about crimes and mysteries. Penny’s latest novel debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. The writer has also won five Agatha Awards, a prize given to authors whose books are close to Agatha Christie’s work style.
Three Pines will begin filming in Canada once the danger of the global pandemic has passed. This collaboration is not the first between Amazon and Left Bank. Still, it could be the beginning of a more fruitful stage in the relationship between the two companies if Three Pines manages to be a success on the screen as well.