The detective series Three Pines, adaptation of the universe of Quebec novelist Louise Penny, will not have a second season.

This was confirmed to the specialized site Variety on Monday by the broadcaster Amazon Prime Video, which presented the eight episodes of Three Pines (in French, The village of Three Pines) during the month of December.

The series starring British comedian Alfred Molina as star inspector Armand Gamache was filmed entirely in Quebec, around Montreal and in the Eastern Townships, where the fictional village of Three is located. pines.

“We’re proud of the work that’s been done on this series, and the opportunity we’ve had to work with some great partners,” a Prime Video rep told Variety. There was no further explanation of the reasons for this end which seems to have taken the team by surprise.

Louise Penny did not hide her disappointment in a publication on Facebook. She maintained that this decision was made despite the series being “number one for Prime in the United States, Canada and Great Britain”, and “in the top 10 wherever it had aired”.

“I’m shocked and overwhelmed,” she wrote, admitting that the show wasn’t perfect, but things were getting better and better.

“And above all, there was Alfred Molina as Gamache! He was completely invested in the show,” she wrote, also conveying those words from the British star to the audience. “Apart from my personal disappointment, I am proud to have been part of this creative team who have invested so much in bringing Louise’s books to the screen. »