Great Expectations Trailer Teases BBC’s Latest Charles Dickens Series
The full trailer for BBC‘s newest series adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel Great Expectations has been released, starring Fionn Whitehead and Olivia Colman. The series will be available for streaming in the U.S. on Hulu on March 26 with the first two episodes.
The Great Expectations trailer gives us a glimpse of Whitehead’s portrayal of Pip, an orphan who strives to achieve a better life for himself. His life changes after a mysterious benefactor arrives, opening him up to a dark world of possibilities.
Check out the Great Expectations trailer:
Great Expectations serves as Charles Dickens’ thirteenth and penultimate novel. It is a coming-of-age story revolving around orphan Pip, who will be portrayed by Fionn Whitehead (Bandersnatch). Joining him are Olivia Colman (The Crown) as Miss Havisham, Ashley Thomas (Top Boy) as Jaggers, Johnny Harris (A Christmas Carol) as Magwitch, Shalom Brune-Franklin (The Tourist) as Estella, Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake) as Sara, Owen McDonnell (Killing Eve) as Joe, Trystant Gale (Beast) as Compeyson, and Matthew Berry (FX’s What We Do In the Shadows) as Mr. Pumblechuck.
The new adaptation will be a six-part miniseries written and executive produced by Steven Knight. It will also be executive produced by Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant) and Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner).
Executive producers are Marina Brackenbury and BBC’s Dean Baker, David W. Zucker, Kate Crowe, and Mona Qureshi. The series is a co-production between FX Productions, BBC, Scott Free, and Hardy Son & Baker.