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PBS is bringing your favorite book to life.

Caroline Rogers
May 10, 2017

If Little Women has a special place in your heart, you’re going to love this news. The March sisters are back! A brand-new mini-series is in the works from PBS and the BBC, and we’re looking forward to it already. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 1868 novel, the Little Women mini-series will follow the timeless story of the March sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy, and their lives in Concord, Massachusetts, during the Civil War.

Heidi Thomas will pen the three-part, three-hour drama, and if you’re a fan of Masterpiece on PBS, you’ll already know her work from Call the Midwife and Cranford. In the press release, executive producer Colin Callender explains, “This is a character study of young women rich in texture and detail, and it’s an honour to be able to bring it to life in this extended form with the great Heidi Thomas, one of the finest writers working in television today. In the hands of the exciting directorial style of filmmaker Vanessa Caswill we hope to deliver a new screen version that will speak to contemporary audiences, meet the expectations of the book’s ardent fans and bring a whole new generation to this great classic.” We’re already on board, Mr. Callender. You had us at Little Women.

Who will play the beloved March sisters? Keep your eyes peeled, because casting will be announced soon. The team will start shooting the series in July, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March on our television screens (not to mention Laurie, Marmee, and all the rest!).

Masterpiece on PBS has broadcasted some of our favorite television shows in recent memory—who can resist Sherlock, Downton Abbey, and Victoria? We can’t wait to tune in to Little Women when it premieres. In the meantime, there are plenty of fantastic programs on PBS to keep us entertained.

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What are your go-to television shows? Will you be tuning in to Little Women when it premieres? We’re thinking that now is a perfect time to re-read Alcott’s novel.