Watch a new sneak peek.

By Caroline Rogers
Get an Inside Look at the Upcoming PBS Les Misérables Miniseries

The countdown is on for the premiere of the six-part Les Misérables miniseries, which will air on PBS in April.

Les Misérables comes to us via a script by storied screenwriter Andrew Davies (War and Peace, Pride and Prejudice), who has adapted Victor Hugo's classic novel for the small screen. While we're already familiar with the story—thanks to previous adaptations and the long-running musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg—we've alsowatched the trailer for this new series more times that we can count.

Luckily, we've also caught a fresh glimpse behind the scenes thanks to two new videos: a production preview and a Q&A with the cast, both of which you can watch below. Press play to get a quick look at the sets, costumes, and production design behind this exciting new version of the timeless drama.

Watch the preview:

Also eye-opening is this Q&A with the cast, including stars Lily Collins, Dominic West, and David Oyelowo, who share the most challenging aspects of bringing their characters to the screen, the ways the series is indebted to its source material, and the myriad strategies they used to prepare for their roles.

Watch the Q&A:

Les Misérables stars Dominic West (The Wire, The Square) as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo (Selma, A Most Violent Year) as Javert, and Lily Collins (The Blind Side, Love, Rosie) as Fantine. The series also features Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick, Victoria & Abdul), Olivia Colman (The Night Manager, Broadchurch), Sir Derek Jacobi (Gosford Park, Vicious), Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Josh O'Connor (God's Own Country, The Durrells in Corfu), and Erin Kellyman (Raised By Wolves, Solo: A Star Wars Story). The miniseries is directed by Tom Shankland (The Children).

Les Misérables will air in six parts on MASTERPIECE on PBS beginning on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Check local listings to confirm. It will also be available to stream from April 14. Find more information on the series on

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Will you be tuning in when Les Misérables is released in April? What's your favorite PBS series lately?