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Olivia Cooke is a Perfect Becky Sharp in the Trailer for ‘Vanity Fair’

Olivia Cooke and the cast of "Vanity Fair" (Photo: ITV/

The full trailer for the upcoming ITV and Amazon Studios adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s classic novel Vanity Fair is here and, to the surprise of likely no one, it looks fantastic.

The 1848 novel follows the saga of Becky Sharp, a surprisingly modern heroine who uses her wits to fight her way out of poverty and climb the heights of upper class English society.

Get Your First Look at Amazon’s Lavish New ‘Vanity Fair’

Olivia Cooke in the all-new ITV/Amazon adaptation of "Vanity Fair" (Photo: ITV/ITV Press)

Amazon Studios and British network ITV have released a first look at their lavish new adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s classic novel Vanity Fair.

The first official teaser trailer offers nothing in the way of actual footage from the series, however. So don’t get your hopes up. It’s basically just 30 seconds of star Olivia Cooke looking indomitable with her foot on the globe. However, this whole attitude is 100% Becky Sharp, which is at least a positive sign.

Joanne Froggatt Serial Killer Drama ‘Dark Angel’ to Premiere on Masterpiece in May

Joanne Froggatt as Mary Cotton in "Dark Angel" (Photo: : Courtesy of Justin Slee/World Productions and MASTERPIECE)

The only truly great thing to come from the end of Downton Abbey is watching the popular period drama’s cast members move on to new projects. Michelle Dockery is busy playing a con artist on TNT’s Good Behavior. Dan Stevens is a powerful mutant on FX’s X-men drama Legion. Lily James played Cinderella, Natasha Rostova in War and Peace and a zombie-fighting version of Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet.

Now it’s Joanne Froggatt’s turn. Froggatt, who played long-suffering ladies’ maid Anna Bates on Downton, has a new drama coming to Masterpiece this spring. And her role couldn’t be more different than sweet Anna Bates. She’s starring in Dark Angel, a drama that tells the story of infamous Victorian poisoner Mary Cotton. The series will premiere as part of the spring Masterpiece lineup, on Sunday, May 21st.

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