Tom Sweet has been cast as Young Pip in 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.
Sweet will star as the main character in the first two episodes and will then be replaced from episode three onwards by Fionn Whitehead (Black Mirror, Bandersnatch) for the grown-up role.
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.
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. The series will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the U.K. however a release date had not been announced yet.