Brief Teaser for 2023 'Great Expectations' Series feat. Olivia Colman
by Alex Billington
February 10, 2023
"What a prize creature we have fished from the river…" BBC revealed a very brief teaser for their new 2023 adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic Great Expectations, a mini-series arriving for streaming this March. It's a BBC / FX co-production, with an impressive cast of stars that will make sure it's thoroughly entertaining. The 2023 series follows orphan Pip, who spent his childhood as a blacksmith's apprentice and suddenly receives a windfall from an unknown benefactor that allows him to travel to London and enter into high society. Great Expectations is Dickens' thirteenth novel and his last finished work, published in 1861. It has been adapted numerous times before, including as feature films recently in 1998 with Ethan Hawke, and in 2012 with Ralph Fiennes. This latest 2023 series stars Olivia Colman as Miss Havisham, Fionn Whitehead as Pip, Ashley Thomas as Jaggers, Johnny Harris, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Hayley Squires, Owen McDonnell, Trystan Gravelle, and Matt Berry as Mr. Pumblechuck. There's not much to this teaser, except for a rather deranged Havisham. Stay tuned for a full trailer arriving sometime soon.
Here's the first look teaser trailer (+ poster) for BBC & FX's series Great Expectations, from YouTube:
The new six-part limited series, produced by FX in association with the BBC, hails from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, who writes and executive produces alongside Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott. Great Expectations follows an orphan named Pip who spends his childhood as a blacksmith's apprentice before suddenly receiving a windfall from an unknown benefactor that allows him to travel to London and enter high society. Great Expectations (2023) is an FX / BBC mini-series created & written by Steven Knight, of series including "Taboo", "Peaky Blinders", "See", "SAS Rogue Heroes" previously. The series lead director is Lucy Forbes ("The End of the F***ing World") along with Brady Hood. Based on the classic novel written by Charles Dickens. The series is produced by FX Productions in association with BBC, Scott Free, Hardy Son & Baker. Executive produced by Steven Knight, Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker, Kate Crowe, and Mona Qureshi. No UK release date is set yet. FX will debut the new Great Expectations series streaming on Hulu in the US starting March 26th, 2023 coming soon. First impression? Anyone down?
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