Watch the first trailer for new ‘Vanity Fair’ mini-series from the makers of ‘Poldark’

ITV has released the first teaser clip for its upcoming Vanity Fair adaptation.

Based on English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel, the seven-part period drama stars Olivia Cooke (Ready Player OneBates Motel) as heroine Becky Sharp.

The cast also includes Johnny Flynn (Genius), Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), Frances de La Tour (The History Boys), Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster), Michael Palin (Monty Python), Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express), Charlie Rowe (Salvation), Claudia Jessie (Line of Duty), Simon Russell Beale (Spooks) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered).

Vanity Fair is expected to air in the UK this autumn on ITV and will premiere in the US as an Amazon Prime Exclusive.

Watch the trailer:

The official synopsis reads: “Gwyneth Hughes’ adaptation of Thackeray’s literary classic is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of “villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing”, takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.”

Vanity Fair began filming in Budapest, Hungary earlier this year and is made by the team behind War & Peace, Poldark and Victoria.