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Great Expectations: Release Date, Cast, and more!

Anamika Nath



Great Expectations

Developed for BBC and FX, Great Expectations is an upcoming period drama which has created by Steven Knight. The upcoming show is made on the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens. The executive producers of the show include Dean Baker, Kate Crowe, Tom Hardy, Steven Knight, Mona Qureshi, Ridley Scott, and David W. Zucker. Scott Free Productions, Hardy Baker & Son, BBC Studios, and FXP are the production companies involved with the show.

So, when the upcoming show is coming out? What is the storyline? Who has been cast in the key characters? Is there any trailer available for the upcoming series? Keep reading the article to know further details.

Great Expectations Plot and Cast

Olivia Colman

The novel Great Expectations, which is written by Charles Dickens, follows the life of an orphan Pip. He has been residing with his sister Mrs. Joe and her husband Joe, who is a blacksmith. Pip then meets Magwitch, who is a convict, and he threatens Pip by telling him to steal food and a metal file. Although Pip is captured, the convict takes the blame. What happens next will be featured in the show.

Coming to the expected cast members, it includes Olivia Colman as Miss Havisham, Ashley Thomas as Jaggers, Shalom Brune-Franklin as Estella, Owen McDonnell as Joe, Matt Berry as Mr. Pumblechuck, Fionn Whitehead as Pip, Johnny Harris as Magwitch, Hayley Squires as Sara, Trystan Gravelle as Compeyso, and many more are there.

Great Expectations Release Date

Ashley Thomas

In May 2020, it was officially announced that Steven Knight would develop a television series adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel in collaboration between the BBC and FX, his second after 2019’s A Christmas Carol. The casting was announced in February 2022.

The filming for the show has begun in March 2022, with production taking place at Buckler’s Hard, Hampshire on March 30. The makers have not revealed any specific release date for Great Expectations yet.

Great Expectations Trailer

The developers have recently released a teaser trailer for the upcoming series, which offers you a sneak peek of the show. You can watch out for the tease below:


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