Les Miserables: major new BBC production filming next year

The BBC is pressing ahead with a lavish new adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Miserables. Adapted by Andrew Davies, the new drama will be spread across six hour-long episodes.

Filming on the show starts early next year, and most of the production will be based in Belgium. Some location work will also be taking place in northern France. The Knowledge reports that tax incentives and the right period look swayed the decision over where to film the drama.

No casting has thus far been announced. In terms of a transmission date, it sounds like just the kind of drama the BBC likes to screen in the winter months. We’d suggest to look out for it this time next year…