Netflix has debuted the first trailer for the British based drama ‘The Dig’ featuring Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes and Lily James.

As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain’s past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.

Based on the novel by John Preston the story is set against the intense backdrop of a Britain on the eve of war, the story channels class tensions, love and loss through the eyes of those affected by the dig and its treasures, including Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan) the widowed landowner of the state the burial mounds are on and Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes) the amateur archaeologist she hires to excavate their secrets.

Directed by Simon Stone, the film stars Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott, Monica Dolan.

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The film is coming soon to Netflix. Here’s the trailer.