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[05/13/20 - 07:44 AM]
Steven Knight to Adapt Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" for BBC One and FX
Knight will write and executive produce the six-episode adaptation, which will also be executive produced by Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker, Kate Crowe and Mona Qureshi.







GREAT EXPECTATIONS (FX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
5/13/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2021-2022 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
six episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from BBC's press release, May 2020) Academy Award-nominee and Bafta Award-winning writer Steven Knight has signed up to write a six-part limited series adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, once again teaming with producers Ridley Scott and Tom Hardy. Great Expectations is the second Dickens adaptation penned by Knight, following the hit limited series A Christmas Carol, which launched on the BBC with an audience of 7.8 million viewers (all-screen 30-day figures). Great Expectations is the coming-of-age story of an orphan nicknamed Pip. Dickens first released it in a series of weekly chapters, beginning in December 1860, before it was published as a novel. Knight will write and executive produce Great Expectations (6x60'), which will also be executive produced by Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker, Kate Crowe and Mona Qureshi for the BBC - the team behind A Christmas Carol - with Marina Brackenbury as co-executive producer. Great Expectations will be produced by FX Productions in association with the BBC, Scott Free and Hardy Son & Baker.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Charles Dickens as BOOK
· David W. Zucker as EP
· Dean Baker as EP
· Kate Crowe as EP
· Ridley Scott as EP
· Steven Knight as CRTR/EP
· Tom Hardy as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Studios
· FX Productions
· Hardy Son & Baker
· Scott Free Productions