‘Sherlock’ makers are working on a new ‘Doctor Zhivago’ mini-series

A new TV adaptation of Doctor Zhivago is in development.

The eight-part mini-series is being put together by Vikings creator Michael Hirst and Sherlock producer Hartswood Films.

First published in 1957, Boris Pasternak’s novel was previously adapted by David Lean in his classic three-hour 1965 movie, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie, and more recently as a two-part mini-series for ITV in 2002, starring Keira Knightley and Sam Neill.

Michael Hirst’s new adaptation will reportedly “stick more closely to the original novel than the 1965 picture.”

Doctor Zhivago is expected to premiere in 2020.