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Remember reading “Little Women” when you were just a kid in school? Or how about watching the classic ’90s film version with Winona Ryder? Both are spectacular and made for some great (and slightly traumatic) childhood memories if you ask me. Now, we’re all getting another version of the beloved story by Louisa May Alcott — a miniseries on BBC One and PBS “Masterpiece.”
We’re already getting nostalgic just thinking about it! Throw in the fact that it’s PBS (we miss you, “Downton Abbey”), and we are sold.
Originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869, “Little Women” follows the lives of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March in post-Civil War America. While their father is away at war, with the help of their mother, the girls learn what it means to be a young woman—from sibling rivalry and love, to loss and marriage.
The film adaptation arrived in 1994 and starred Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes and Winona Ryder. Both the novel and the film teach always-relevant life lessons to anyone who reads or watches.
The new series is written by Heidi Thomas, creator of popular PBS series “Call The Midwife” and directed by Vanessa Caswill of “Thirteen.” With credits like that, we have no doubt the miniseries will be giving us all the feels. While we were already treated to a picture of the March sisters, a trailer just released is now giving us a sneak peak into 1860’s Massachusetts and a look at the whole group—including their romances, of course!
Oh, and can we just say that from the looks of it, the new “Laurie” (a.k.a the guy Jo should have ended up with!) is giving Christian Bale’s movie version a run for his money!
Check out the trailer below:
The trailer also reveals that the miniseries will air on May 13 and 20, 2018, so we only have to wait a bit longer! If you can’t wait, though, the ’90s film is streaming on Amazon.
And if you’re wondering more about Alcott’s life and how it influenced her to write “Little Women,” be sure to check out PBS’s “American Masters: Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women,” also streaming on Amazon.
For now, we’ll just be daydreaming about our favorite group of sisters and their gorgeous costumes!