Watch the trailer for ‘Sanditon’ writer’s new 1950s drama ‘A Suitable Boy’

The BBC has released the first trailer for A Suitable Boy.

The upcoming six-part mini-series is based on Vikram Seth’s modern classic, and has been adapted by award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies (Pride & Prejudice, Mr Selfridge).

The cast features Bollywood star Ishaan Khatter (Beyond the CloudsDhadak) and Indian film actress Tabu (Life of PiAndhadhun), alongside newcomer Tanya Maniktala.

First published in 1993, A Suitable Boy tells the story of a young woman’s search for love and identity in India during the 1950s.

Sanditon writer Andrew Davies previously commented: “I am truly thrilled to be chosen by Vikram Seth to adapt his masterpiece A Suitable Boy for the screen.

“It’s a charming, almost Austenesque story, with a delightfully relatable heroine, set against the turbulent background of India in the years following Partition. It has been a total joy to work on, and I hope that audiences will love it as much as I do.”

A Suitable Boy will premiere in the UK on Sunday 26th July on BBC One.

Watch the trailer:


The official synopsis reads: “A Suitable Boy is the story of Lata, a young woman coming of age in northern India in 1951. Lata’s mother Mrs Rupa Mehra is determined to find her a husband, but after her sister’s conventional arranged marriage Lata is not convinced she wants the same path through life.

“Torn between duty to her family and the excitement of romance, Lata embarks on an epic journey of love, desire and heartache as three very different suitors vie for her hand.

“Her choice will play out against the tumultuous political backdrop of India at a crossroads, looking towards its first independent general election and carving out its own destiny.”

A broadcaster in the US hasn’t yet been announced.

Sanditon fans got an exciting update last month about the possibility of a second season.

Vikram Seth’s novel A Suitable Boy is available on Amazon.