Olivia Colman as Miss Havisham in Hulu's Great Expectations Trailer
The full-length trailer for Great Expectations shows Olivia Colman as the dreaded Miss Havisham in the limited series based on the Charles Dickens novel.
Olivia Colman looks absolutely terrifying in the Great Expectations trailer. In the historical drama, Coleman will play Queen Anne in The Favourite, Emmy-winning Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, and Miss Havisham in Great Expectations. The upcoming limited series is based on the famous Charles Dickens novel of the same name.
Now, FX Networks has released the first full trailer for Great Expectations. Watch the trailer below:
At just over two minutes long, the trailer focuses on the main character of the story, an orphan nicknamed Pip, although Olivia Colman plays Miss Havisham, Leave the show.
What Is Great Expectations About?
Dickens' famous novel and upcoming TV series both chronicle the coming-of-age of Pip, an orphan yearning for a better life, who gains an unlikely chance at London's high society at the hands of a mysterious benefactor . The 1861 novel contains some of Dickens' most famous scenes, such as Pip being accosted by fugitive Abel Magwitch, briefly shown in the trailer. Like most of Dickens' stories, Great Expectations explores themes related to poverty, love and rejection, and the triumph of good over evil.
The novel also features a colorful cast of characters who have transcended popular culture. Many of them are perfectly cast in the upcoming adaptation, including Dunkirk's Finn Whitehead as lead character Pip, Coleman as the eccentric Miss Havisham, Shalom Bullen- Franklin plays the beautiful but ruthless Estella, Owen MacDonald plays the simple and kind-hearted Joe the blacksmith, and Johnny Harris plays Magwitch.
Great Expectations has been screened numerous times, most recently in the 2012 film starring Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham. The upcoming series is clearly hoping to use Coleman's creepy writing as its main draw, with Peaky Blinders' Steven Knight as its creative mind, and Great Expectations is his follow-up to 2019's A Christmas Carol. The second Dickens adaptation in partnership with the BBC and FX. Like Knight's previous adaptation, Great Expectations will premiere on FX on Hulu on March 26, when contemporary Audiences will have easier access to another of Dickens' most famous works.
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