ITV has released the first official promotional photo for its new Vanity Fair mini-series.
Adapted from English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel by Mammoth Screen, the makers of Victoria and Poldark, the seven-part period drama started filming in Budapest last month.
The photo shows Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) as heroine Becky Sharp with Johnny Flynn (Genius) as Dobbin, laughing together as they film on location in Hungary.
The official synopsis for Vanity Fair reads: “Gwyneth Hughes’ adaptation of Thackeray’s literary classic is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of “villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing”, takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.”
The cast also includes Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), Frances de La Tour (The History Boys), Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster), Michael Palin (Monty Python), Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express), Charlie Rowe (Salvation), Claudia Jessie (Line of Duty), Simon Russell Beale (Spooks) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered).
The original novel is available to buy on Amazon.
Vanity Fair will premiere in 2018 on ITV in the UK and as an Amazon Prime Exclusive in the USA.