The BBC has debuted the first trailer for the Victor Hugo adaptation ‘Les Misérables’ with a few familiar faces.
The six-part television adaptation of Hugo’s classic novel will delve deep into the many layers of Hugo’s story, reveling in Jean Valjean and Javert’s cat-and-mouse relationship, against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest. With striking intensity and a contemporary resonance, Hugo’s novel explores the struggles and triumphs of the underclass and the quest for a better life.
The cast includes some of the best British talents you could hope for with Dominic West (who has a striking resemblance to the Oliver Reed) will play Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo will play Javert, Lily Collins takes on Fantine, Olivia Colman plays Madame Thénardier, Adeel Akhtar is Monsieur Thénardier, Josh O’Connor is Marius and Ellie Bamber will play Cosette.
Tom Shankland takes the helm on a script which has been adapted by ‘Pride & Prejudice’ scribe Andrew Davies.
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The TX date is still be announced.