This New BBC Mystery Miniseries Is Full of Suspense
It premieres on PBS Sunday, October 21.
Looking for a period drama with all the intrigue of a mystery and all the thrill of Masterpiece on PBS? Have we got the miniseries for you! It’s The Woman in White, a five-part series airing Sundays on PBS, beginning this Sunday, October 21 at 10/9c.
The story is based on the 1859 book of the same name by the Victorian mystery writer Wilkie Collins. According to PBS, “Combining romance, intrigue, and danger, Wilkie Collins’ beloved mystery novel has taken generations of readers on a thrilling ride along the corridors of English country houses, and down into the dankest, deepest corners of the Victorian madhouse.”
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The series stars Jessie Buckley (War & Peace, Taboo), Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mary Shelley), Olivia Vinall (Where Hands Touch, Apple Tree Yard), Dougray Scott (Ever After, My Week with Marilyn), and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Woman in Gold). It’s directed by Carl Tibbetts (The Tunnel, Black Mirror) from a screenplay adapted by Fiona Seres (The Lady Vanishes, Tangle).
According to PBS, “This bold new adaptation by Fiona Seres retains the creeping atmosphere that has captured the imaginations of the book’s readers for over a century, while bringing a distinctly modern take to its striking female characters, its charismatic, formidable villains, and its gripping, labyrinthine plot.”
The Woman in White was produced by Origin Pictures and the BBC, and it first aired on the BBC in the U.K. earlier this year. The episodes will air in the U.S. Sundays on PBS, with the first episode premiering on October 21, and the fifth and last episode airing on November 18. If you’d like to read the book first, you can pick it up on Amazon or through Indiebound.
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Will you tune in to The Woman in White when it airs on Sunday? What are your favorite mystery series?