The BBC Dreamed a Dream of a Les Misérables TV Event Series, Now It’s Come True

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One day more Les Miz will be back on TV: The BBC and the Weinstein Co. have paired to adapt Les Misérables for a TV event. With their voices soft as thunder as they tear your hope apart, the six-part series, to be written by Andrew Davies, will be an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel and not the award-winning musical. Shame! Back in the ‘60s, the BBC had a mini-series based on Les Miz, but this is the first notable English-language TV version of the French epic in some 16 years. (Telemundo aired its own semi-modern spin on the story between 2014 and 2015.) This will be the Weinstein Co.’s second collaboration with the BBC on a classic tale, after their adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War & Peace earlier this year. As with that series, Les Miz will debut first in the U.K. and then air in the U.S. and China. Let the fancasting begin!

BBC to Adapt Les Misérables for TV Event Series