Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jack Hawkins aka The Artful Dodger

The Artful Dodger – Thomas Brodie-Sangster stars in a twist on Twist (updated)

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He’s all grown up, but The Artful Dodger can’t even escape his criminal past down under. 

Updated 08/11/23: The show’s official trailer has landed.

Ahead of the series’ launch at the end of the month, we’ve a longer look at Thomas Brodie-Sangster’s The Artful Dodger.

It shows us more of Dodger’s new life Down Under; as Dr Jack Dawkins, he’s a celebrated surgeon who entertains the masses. However, his old life of crime reasserts itself with the arrival of Fagin (David Thewlis).

The show’s official synopsis promises heists and life or death surgeries, in a tale of reinvention, betrayal, redemption and love. With a twist, natually.

The Artful Dodger

The Artful Dodger lands on November 29th, 2023 at Hulu, and internationally on Disney+. The show’s first season has eight episodes.

Original article (of 06/10/23) follows…

The Artful Dodger – Thomas Brodie-Sangster stars in a twist on Twist

Hulu has landed the teaser trailer for its upcoming Oliver Twist inspired drama.

With Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Pistol) in the lead role, The Artful Dodger, is an 8-part drama. No longer a streetwise teen pickpocket, Dodger (Jack Dawkins) instead lives in 1850s Australia where he works as a surgeon.

Thomas Brodie-Sangser
Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jack Hawkins (The Artful Dodger) (c) Hulu

However, he soon finds his past catching him up when Fagin (David Thewlis) arrives to lure him back into a world of crime. Plus, he has to contend with the local governor’s daughter, Lady Belle Fox (Maia Mitchell), who has designs on becoming the colony’s first female surgeon.

David Thewlis

David Thewlis as Fagin (c) Hulu

Described as a “… tale of reinvention, betrayal, redemption, and love with a twist,” the show’s guest cast includes Damon Herriman, Miranda Tapsell, Tim Minchin and Susie Porter.

The Artful Dodger promises to take us “From heists and life-and-death surgeries to the harsh realities of the criminal world mingling with the middle ground and gentry.” It looks like a lot of fun!

The show comes from Curio Pictures and Beach Road Pictures, and creators James McNamara, David Maher and David Taylor. The executive producers are Maher, Taylor and Jo Porter.

It premieres on Disney+ Australia on November 29th, with the UK release as yet unconfirmed.

We’ll keep you posted.