Masterpiece on PBS deputed a trailer for its adaptation of Les Misérables, which takes a non-musical look at Victor Hugo’s classic novel.
With the tagline “Where there is love, there is hope,” the six-part series stars Dominic West (The Affair, The Wire) as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo (Selma) as Javert and Lily Collins (Rules Don’t Apply) as Fantine. Cast also includes Olivia Colman (The Crown, The Night Manager) as Madame Thénardier, Josh O’Connor (The Crown, The Durrells in Corfu) as Marius, and Derek Jacobi (Last Tango in Halifax, Gladiator) as Bishop Myriel.
This six-part television event is written by Andrew Davies (Pride & Prejudice), and a co-production by Lookout Point and BBC Studios for BBC One and Masterpiece on PBS.
Les Misérables premieres April 14 at 9 p.m. on Masterpiece on PBS.