‘Les Misérables’ trailer: First look at new BBC adaptation – watch!

The first trailer has been released for the BBC’s upcoming Les Misérables mini-series.

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic 1862 novel, the epic new six-part drama begins in the UK this Christmas.

The all-star cast includes Dominic West (The AffairThe Hour) as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo (SelmaSpooks) as Javert and Lily Collins (Tolkien) as Fantine.

They’ll be joined by The Durrells actor Josh O’Connor as Marius and Olivia Colman (The Crown) as Madame Thénardier.

Watch the trailer:

Episode 1 airs at 9pm on Sunday 30th December on BBC One in the UK.

Screenwriter Andrew Davies (Pride and PrejudiceMr Selfridge) previously commented: “This is such an intense and gut-wrenching story and I am delighted that this esteemed ensemble of actors will be bringing it to life – led by Dominic West and David Oyelowo in the iconic roles of Jean Valjean and his nemesis Javert.

“In Valjean, we see the terrifying anger and resentment against society but also the tenderness that is hidden deep in his complex psyche. And in Javert, the ferocious dedication to duty that takes him from obsession to madness.”

Les Misérables will air in the USA in spring 2019 on Masterpiece on PBS.