Valjean, at last, we see each other… on the small screen.
BBC One has announced a six-part adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables , by the same team that adapted War & Peace (including screenwriter Andrew Davies and producer Harvey Weinstein).
“Les Misérables is a huge iconic title. Most of us are familiar with the musical version which only offers a fragmentary outline of its story,” Davies noted in a statement. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity of doing real justice to Victor Hugo at last by adapting his masterpiece in a six-hour version for the BBC.”
Weinstein Television will distribute Les Misérables Stateside, on a network TBD.
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* VH1 Divas is returning after a four-year hiatus to “celebrate music and pop-culture’s greatest divas,” our sister site Deadline reports. The music special will air Monday, Dec. 5, from Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.
* Craig Horner (Hindsight) will guest-star on ABC’s Once Upon a Time as the Count of Monte Cristo, per EW.com. Season 6 of Once premieres Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c.
* Malik Yoba (Empire) will recur on ABC’s upcoming Designated Survivor drama opposite Kiefer Sutherland and Maggie Q. The thriller begins Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10 pm.
* Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home, which marks TLC’s first scripted series and stars Heroes’ Danielle Savre as a blue-collar Alabaman forced to return to her roots after getting caught up in a political scandal, will kick off with a two-hour premiere on Monday, Aug. 22 at 9 pm.
* Netflix has released a trailer for Narcos Season 2, which will be released Friday, Sept. 2: