‘Howards End’ first look: Hayley Atwell and Matthew Macfadyen in new adaptation

The first promotional photo has been released for BBC One’s new adaptation of Howards End.

The upcoming four-part drama series stars Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street) and comedian Tracey Ullman.

Oscar-nominated screenwriter and playwright Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea, Gangs of New York) has adapted E.M. Forster’s classic novel for the BBC and Starz.

Executive producer Lucy Richer commented earlier this year: “Kenneth Lonergan is one of our truly great contemporary voices, and his adaptation of this adored timeless classic will surprise and delight a whole new audience with its timely and relevant themes.”

The official synopsis reads: “[Howards End] explores the changing landscape of social and class divisions in turn of the century England through the prism of three families: the intellectual and idealistic Schlegels, the wealthy Wilcoxes from the world of business, and the working class Basts.”

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