Fans of police investigations and Agatha Christie: CANAL+ is launching Pourquoi pas Evans?, an adaptation of an unknown novel by the famous writer. Signed Hugh Laurie, the mini-series is carried by a cast to die for, from Lucy Boynton to Emma Thompson. Focus.
The 4 episodes of Why not Evans? are only available on CANAL+ and myCANAL.
Will Poulter as Bobby Jones
Born in 1993, Will Poulter can boast of already having a great career behind him! Revealed thanks to his roles in The Chronicles of Narnia: Odyssey of the Dawn Treader and The Millers, a budding family, he gives the reply to Leonardo DiCaprio in the Revenant by Alejandro González Iñárritu, in 2015. Present in the cast of the film series The labyrinthhe played in Midsommar and in the special episode of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.
Before joining the Marvel team for the 3rd installment of Guardians of the Galaxy in 2023, we discover him in the guise of Bobby Jones. While keeping Dr. Thomas company during a round of golf, he discovers a lifeless man who whispers to him, “Why didn’t they ask Evans?” in a last breath. From then on, Bobby will go in search of unraveling the mystery of this sentence pronounced by the deceased…
Lucy Boynton is Frankie Derwent
Accustomed to the camera since her youngest age and her first outbursts in Miss Potterby Chris Noonan, in 2006 when she was only 12 years old, Lucy Boynton is most famous for providing voice in the musical Sing Streetcamping Raphina.
Surrounded by a starry cast in The crime of the Orient Express of Kenneth Branaghshe made an impression in the face of Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody (film which allowed the two actors to form a couple in the city). If she has also participated in series like Borgia, Gypsy, The Politician or Modern Love, this year she is Frankie Derwent in Why not Evans?.
After years in London, Frankie returns to the small town of Marchbolt and finds there Bobby, his childhood friend. She will therefore help him to carry out the investigation.
Hugh Laurie is Dr. James Nicholson
If the keenest observers had already noticed it in 101 Dalmatians or in the 4th season of Friendsit is especially for its passage in the corridors of the Princeton Plainsboro hospital thatHugh Laurie became famous. Cane in hand, box of vicodin in pocket: the Dr House is one of the most cult doctors on the small screen thanks to the broadcast of the series between 2004 and 2012.
After the latter stopped, the English actor continued to shoot for the big as for the small screen, in particular in the series Avenue 5. The year 2022 marks his return to directing with Pourquoi pas Evans?. Also a screenwriter, he adapts here an unknown work by Agatha Christie which should win over all fans of the genre.
The icing on the cake: he also deploys his acting talent in the mini-series by playing the enigmatic doctor James Nicholson, owner of The Grange, an imposing psychiatric clinic on which the suspicions of Frankie and Bobby could well be worn.
Emma Thompson as Lady Marcham
To be considered more like a guest than a main character in the series, despite his bright and earthy appearance, Emma Thompson is an actress whose career is difficult to summarize as it is so important. Winner of the Oscar for Best Actress for Return to Howards End in 1992, and awarded the famous statuette in 1996 for her adaptation of the screenplay of Reason and Feelingsthe British actress turns everything she touches into gold.
Became the darling of a whole generation for her interpretation of Professor Sibylle Trelawney in the saga Harry Pottershe is also comfortable in the guise of Nanny McPhee than those of Agent O in Men in Black. Featuring huge hits like Love Actually, Good Morning England or the last two opuses of Bridget Jones, she lately proved that she had more dog than anyone in Baroness von Hellman, in cruellaavailable only on myCANAL.
Jim Broadbent as Lord Marcham
Brilliant too in a role as expressive as it is sparkling in Why not Evans?, Jim Broadbent this is not his first attempt alongside Emma Thompson. He was indeed able to meet the actress on the set of Bridget Jones since he plays Bridget’s father, and also knew the walls of Hogwarts well under the name of Horace Slughorn.
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2001 for his portrayal of writer John Bayley in Irishe participated in many classics, from Brazil to Red Millof Around the World in Eighty Days to Iron Womanof Paddington to The Duke. Lately, he enchanted the public in A Boy Named Christmasto see on myCANAL.