Great Expectations
GenrePeriod drama
Based onGreat Expectations
by Charles Dickens
Written bySteven Knight
Directed byLucy Forbes
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Original languageEnglish
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Great Expectations is an upcoming period drama developed by Steven Knight. It is based on the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens.


A young orphan takes strides in order to change his life into one of a gentleman's.



It was announced in May 2020 that Steven Knight would develop a television series adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel in a collaborations between the BBC and FX, his second after 2019's A Christmas Carol.[1]

In February 2022, the cast for the series was announced, with Olivia Colman cast as Miss Havisham, and Fionn Whitehead cast as Pip.[2] Filming began by March 2022, with production taking place at Buckler's Hard, Hampshire on March 30.[3]


  1. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (May 13, 2020). "Steven Knight To Adapt Dickens' Great Expectations In Reteam With BBC/FX, Ridley Scott & Tom Hardy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  2. ^ White, Peter (February 17, 2022). "Olivia Colman, Fionn Whitehead & Matt Berry Among Cast Of FX/BBC's Great Expectations". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  3. ^ Jackson, Fiona; Taylor, Mike (March 30, 2022). "Great Expectations produced by Tom Hardy starts filming at New Forest beauty spot". Dorset Live. Retrieved April 2, 2022.