Steven Knight to adapt Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' as limited series

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: May 13, 2020, 10:06 PM IST
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'Great Expectations' is the coming-of-age story of an orphan nicknamed Pip. Charles Dickens first released it in a series of weekly chapters before it was subsequently published as a novel.

Loved series ‘Peaky Blinders’? Now the creator of the show Steven Knight is reteaming with his ‘Taboo’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’ collaborators on a new adaptation of Charles Dickens classic ‘Great Expectations’. 

Steven Knight will write and executive produce the six-part BBC One/FX limited series.

The show will be exec produced by Ridley Scott, Tom Hardy, Dean Baker, David W Zucker and Kate Crowe.

‘Great Expectations’ is the coming-of-age story of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It was first released as a series of weekly chapters beginning in December 1860 before it was published as a novel. 

On the news, Steven was quoted: “Adapting Dickens’ work is a delight. I chose Great Expectations as the next work to bring to the screen not just because of the timeless characters, but also because of the very timely story. A story of class mobility and class intransigence, told through an intensely emotional and personal first person narrative. As the son of a Blacksmith myself, Pip’s journey from the forge into society is a very special one to me.”

‘Great Expectations’ will mark Knight’s second adaptation of the writer’s works following last year’s ‘A Christmas Carol’.