The BBC has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming FX and BBC limited series “Great Expectations,” based on the Charles Dickens novel. “Great Expectations,” tells the coming of age story of orphan boy Philip “Pip” Pirrip.
The six-episode series will star: Olivia Colman (“The Favourite,” “The Crown”) as Miss Havisham, Fionn Whitehead (“Dunkirk,” “Bandersnatch”) as Pip, Ashley Thomas (“Them,” “The Night Of”) as Jaggers, Johnny Harris (“London to Brighton,” “This Is England ’86”) as Magwitch, Shalom Brune-Franklin (“Roadkill,” “Line of Duty”) as Estella, Hayley Squires (“I, Daniel Blake,” “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain”) as Sara, Owen McDonnell (“Killing Eve,” “Women on the Verge” as Joe, Trystan Gravelle (“A Discovery of Witches,” “The Terror”) as Compeyson, and Matt Berry (“What We Do in the Shadows,” “Toast of London”) as Mr. Pumblechuck.
Check out the teaser below:
Lucy Forbes (“The End of the F***ing World”) will serve as lead director.
Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”) is writing the adaptation and exec producer. The series will also be executive produced by Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker, Kate Crowe and Mona Qureshi.
The series is produced by FX Productions in association with the BBC, Scott Free and Hardy Son & Baker.
“Great Expectations” is expected to release next year however an exact release date has not been announced yet. The series will also air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the U.K.