We’ve got our first look at the brand new All Creatures Great and Small cast!
All Creatures Great and Small chronicles the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s.
First published in 1970, Herriot’s stories were previously dramatised in the classic BBC series, which ran for nearly a hundred episodes between 1978 and 1990.
The new six-part series for Channel 5 and Masterpiece on PBS features an all-new cast, including Callum Woodhouse (The Durrells), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge), Anna Madeley (Patrick Melrose) and Rachel Shenton (White Gold), alongside newcomer Nicholas Ralph as James Herriot.
The creative team includes Downton Abbey movie director Brian Percival and Downton executive producer Rebecca Eaton.
Guest stars in the first season will include Dame Diana Rigg (Victoria), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter) and Nigel Havers (Chariots of Fire).
Executive producer Colin Callender previously commented: “Revisiting James Herriot’s beloved stories is an immense privilege and we are honored that [his] family have entrusted us with his legacy. It is a responsibility we take very seriously.”
He added: “At a time when the country feels more divided than ever, Herriot’s glorious books remind us how to connect and belong again.
Downton Abbey executive producer Rebecca Eaton also promised that “the new series will have all the wit, warmth, and quirky charm of the original – and of course, lots of irresistible animals.”
All Creatures Great and Small will air later this year on Channel 5 in the UK and on PBS in the US, marking the 50th anniversary of the first book’s publication.
The original All Creatures Great and Small is available on DVD on Amazon.