PBS has unveiled the first footage from its upcoming All Creatures Great and Small reboot.
The much-anticipated new period drama began filming last autumn in Yorkshire, England.
Based on author James Herriot’s much-loved collection of stories, All Creatures Great and Small chronicles the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s.
Herriot’s stories were previously dramatised in the classic BBC series, which ran for nearly a hundred episodes between 1978 and 1990.
The All Creatures Great and Small revival series is set to air on Channel 5 in the UK this autumn.
The broadcast will mark the 50th anniversary of the first book’s publication.
Guest stars in the first season will include Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis, Chariots of Fire star Nigel Havers, and iconic English actress Dame Diana Rigg (Victoria, The Avengers).
The cast is led by Callum Woodhouse (The Durrells), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge), Anna Madeley (Patrick Melrose) and Rachel Shenton (White Gold), alongside newcomer Nicholas Ralph as James Herriot.
Masterpiece’s new two-minute trailer gives us a lovely first look at what to expect from the return of All Creatures Great and Small.
Watch the trailer:
All Creatures Great and Small will premiere in the US on Sunday nights in January on PBS Masterpiece.
Downton Abbey executive producer Rebecca Eaton previously commented: “We promise that the new series will have all the wit, warmth, and quirky charm of the original – and of course, lots of irresistible animals.”
The show’s bosses recently revealed that they’re already making plans for a second season.
The original All Creatures Great and Small is available on DVD on Amazon.