The first trailer for the new BBC and PBS Masterpiece production of Little Women is here, and it’s pretty much everything that any fan of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel could ask for.
This clip shows us our first look at all four March girls – played by Maya Hawke (Jo), Willa Fitzgerald (Beth), Annes Elwy (Meg) and Kathryn Newton (Amy) – as well as footage of Emily Watson as Marmee and Dame Angela Lansbury as the cantankerous Aunt March.
The three-part drama will follow the story of four sisters on their journey to adulthood. Set against the backdrop of the U.S. Civil War, the March girls must deal with everything from simple sibling rivalry to first love to gender roles in a rapidly changing society.
Many of us – or, well, at least me, at any rate – already have a tremendous amount of fondness for the classic 90s film adaptation which starred Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon. Naturally, the trailer for this latest small screen adaptation looks quite different than its predecessor, but despite featuring different actresses, the feel of it all somehow remains exactly the same.
I guess that’s how you know something’s a classic story, yeah?
Watch the trailer for yourselves below:
These days, with everything awful going on in the world, it’s comforting to know that some stories always stay the same. Maybe it’s the televisual version of a blanket and hot chocolate, but I don’t care, I’m here for it anyway.
Little Women will air on BBC One this Christmas, and comes to America for Mother’s Day, on May 13, 2018.
Are you looking forward to more adventures with the March women?