PBS has released a new trailer for the latest adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic “Les Miserables” showcasing the new take on the familiar story of bread thief Jean Valjean.
The six-part limited series is an adaptation of the 19th century novel rather than the stage musical, so fans will have to stick with Tom Hooper’s 2012 movie for a filmed version of “I Dreamed a Dream” and the like, but the series boasts a cast made up of Dominic West as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo as the unrelenting police inspector Javert, Lily Collins as Fantine and Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as the Thénardiers.
Andrew Davies adapted the project for the BBC and Lookout Point. He also serves as executive producer alongside Faith Penhale, Bethan Jones of BBC Studios, Mona Qureshi of BBC One, and Rebecca Eaton for PBS Masterpiece.
West and Oyelowo also executive produce. Chris Carey is producer and Tom Shankland is director.
The project was originally intended to be a co-production with The Weinstein Company, but the company was removed from the project following Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct scandal last year.