Little Women is Coming to PBS Masterpiece and I Couldn't Be More Excited!
PBS Masterpiece is teaming up with BBC and Playground to bring us one of the most beloved stories of the last 150 years... Little Women. On Friday, PBS posted the news on their Facebook page. I feel that this story is in the best of hands, as PBS has brought us such great shows and mini-series over the past few years, such as Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Mercy Street, Grantchester, and many others.
Louisa May Alcott's semi-autobiographical novel about growing up in the Civil-War era was a tale of family, first love, poverty, being a working woman in a male-dominated industry, and most of all, it was a story of sisters. The script for the three-part series will be written by Heidi Thomas, who also scripted the acclaimed Call the Midwife. Vanessa Caswill will direct. The casting is still under wraps, but it will be exciting to see who will play the beloved characters of Jo, Meg, Beth, Amy and next-door neighbor, Laurie. The previously released feature films (1933, 1994) were very well received, so this series has some big shoes to fill. Little Women is one of my favorite books of all time. I have read and re-read it, as have so many. I can't wait to hear the casting info and premiere dates as they become available. Who would you like to see play the iconic March sisters?