‘Mrs. Wilson’ first look: Ruth Wilson stars as her own grandmother in new BBC drama

The first promotional photo has been revealed for the BBC’s new period drama Mrs. Wilson.

Inspired by the memoir of Luther star Ruth Wilson’s grandmother about her family’s complicated history, the three-part mini-series began filming last month in Northern Ireland and London.

Written by Anna Symon (Indian Summers), Mrs. Wilson is set in 1960s London, 1940s London and India in the 1930s.

The story follows Alison Wilson (Ruth Wilson, playing her own grandmother), who thinks she is happily married until her husband Alec dies and a woman turns up on her doorstep claiming that she is the real Mrs. Wilson.

Wilson previously commented: “I am so excited to bring to the small screen the extraordinary lives of my grandparents. Theirs is a profoundly moving story and the BBC is the perfect home for it.”

The cast also includes Keeley Hawes (The Durrells) and Iain Glen (Downton Abbey).

Mrs. Wilson is expected to air on BBC One in the UK this autumn and on Masterpiece on PBS in the US at a later date.