ITV Series: Maigret Sets A Trap (Rowan Atkinson)
He is no longer Mr. Bean, but Jules Maigret, a fictional French detective, in the British crime drama series Maigret Sets A Trap, airing on ITV.
Based on Georges Simenon’s novel of the same name, the TV show, set in the 1950s Paris, follows Rowan Atkinson as Maigret, aka The Chief, is his endeavor to catch a serial killer by using policewomen as bait. Directed by Ashley Pearce, Maigret Sets A Trap stars also Lucy Cohu as Madame Maigret, Shaun Dingwall, Aidan McArdle, Leo Staar, Mark Heap, Katie Lyons, David Dawson, Rebecca Night, Fiona Shaw, Rufus Wright and others.
The pipe-smoking detective has been played, so far, also by Charles Laughton, Bruno Cremer and Michael Gambon.
The first season premiered on March 28, 2016 and the second season is scheduled to return in 2017.