The New 'All Creatures Great and Small' Has an Official Premiere Date

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Mark your calendars: The cozy new remake of classic British series All Creatures Great and Small​ has an official premiere date.

The series, which looks every bit as warm and heartwarming as we all probably need right now, will officially debut on PBS's Masterpiece, beginning Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Based on the series of novels by author James Alfred ("Alf") Wright, who wrote under the pseudonym James Herriot, the drama focuses on the heartwarming and humorous story of a rural country veterinarian and the various farmers and townsfolk who live alongside him in their Yorkshire village during the 1930s. The period piece has a deeply quaint and charming vibe, and is loaded with kind humans and adorable barnyard animals. 

The story follows a veterinary surgeon who relocates to Yorkshire to work for a rural animal practice, where he falls in love with the beautiful countryside and its quaint, forthright people. 

The premiere announcement came by way of the official Masterpiece Twitter account. 


Acting newcomer Nicholas Ralph will make his television debut as Herriot, a character who ultimately became renowned for his inspiring compassion, humor, and love of life.

He's joined by an ensemble cast that includes Mr. Selfridge's Samuel West as grumbling veterinarian Siegfried Farnon, The Child's in Time's  Anna Madeley as housekeeper Mrs. Hall, The Durrells in Corfu's Callum Woodhouse as James' brother Tristan, and Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis as Hugh Hulton, a nearby prosperous landlord. The late, great Dame Diana Rigg also appears in one of her final roles, as Mrs. Pumphrey.

Are you looking forward to the new All Creatures Great and Small? Let us know in the comments.