Amazing cast set to star in new BBC adaptation of ‘Brideshead Revisited’

The BBC and HBO are reportedly developing a new version of Brideshead Revisited.

Evelyn Waugh’s classic 1945 novel was previously adapted for television by ITV in 1981, starring Jeremy Irons.

Sanditon writer Andrew Davies also made a movie adaptation in 2008, featuring Emma Thompson (Love Actually), Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey), and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall).

The latest reimagining comes from the makers of Parade’s End and Poldark, with Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) writing and directing the new mini-series.

Set in the 1920s through to the early 1940s, Brideshead Revisited tells the story of Charles Ryder and his friendship with the Flytes, an aristocratic family of English Catholics who live in a palatial mansion called Brideshead Castle.

Andrew Garfield (Breathe) is set to play Charles Ryder, with Joe Alwyn (The Favourite) playing Sebastian Flyte.

American actress Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Lion) will play Sebastian’s sister, Julia.

Lord Marchmain will be played by Ralph Fiennes (Schindler’s List).

Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth, Lord of the Rings) will play Lady Marchmain.

Filming is expected to begin this spring in the UK and Italy.

The new Brideshead Revisited will premiere on BBC One in the UK and on HBO in the US in 2022.

Ralph Fiennes can next be seen in 1900s spy-adventure movie The King’s Man, while Andrew Garfield will be starring in a film about English concert pianist James Rhodes.

The original Brideshead Revisited series is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.