If you haven’t heard, there’s a new Little Women mini-series set to hit the small screen this spring. PBS and Masterpiece partnered with BBC to create the new adaptation of the beloved Louisa May Alcott classic.
The three-part series, directed by Vanessa Caswill, has been scripted by Heidi Thomas, who you may know from the PBS adaptations of Call the Midwife and Cranford.
“Little Women is one of the most loved novels in the English language, and with good reason,” Heidi said in a press release. “Its humanity, humour and tenderness never date, and as a study of love, grief and growing up it has no equal. There could be no better time to revisit the story of a family striving for happiness in an uncertain world, and I am thrilled to be bringing the March girls to a new generation of viewers.”
Little Women is a truly universal coming of age story, as relevant and engaging today as it was when originally published in 1868. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love, to loss and marriage.
The cast includes: Angela Lansbury, Michael Gambon, Emily Watson, Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy and Kathryn Newton, Jonah Hauer-King, Dylan Baker, Julian Morris and Mark Stanley.
Mark your calendars… “Little Women” premieres Sunday, May 13th, 2018 on MASTERPIECE on PBS.
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