TV - Great Expectations

Created and written by Steven Knight, the new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ story Great Expectations is coming to BBC One and iPlayer in the Spring. Watch the teaser trailer...

Press Release

Produced by FX Productions in association with the BBC, Scott Free and Hardy Son & Baker, Great Expectations is the coming-of-age story of Pip (Fionn Whitehead), an orphan who yearns for a greater lot in life until a twist of fate introduces him to the mysterious and eccentric Miss Havisham (Olivia Colman) and Estella (Shalom Brune-Franklin), showing him a dark world of possibilities. Under the great expectations placed upon him, Pip will have to work out the cost of this new world and whether it will truly make him the man he wishes to be.

Alongside Olivia Colman, Fionn Whitehead and Shalom Brune-Franklin, Great Expectations will also star Ashley Thomas, Johnny Harris, Hayley Squires, Owen McDonnel, Laurie Ogden, Matt Berry, Trystan Gravelle and Rudi Dharmalingam.

Steven Knight has written and executive produced Great Expectations alongside Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker, Kate Crowe and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC – the team behind FX’s A Christmas Carol – with Brady Hood nd Samira Radsi as directors.

Great Expectations is the second Dickens adaptation penned by Knight, following the hit limited series A Christmas Carol. The series will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK.

Image - BBC (Olivia Colman as Miss Havisham and Fionn Whitehead as Pip)
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