A four part adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel, Howards End is in the works from Starz, and we have a first look at the series starring Hayley Atwell and Matthew MacFadyen.
Anyone who knows me knows I will follow Hayley Atwell to any series she’s a part of and that Matthew MacFadyen is my Darcy. <–Don’t argue with me. I won’t be swayed.
The two are co-starring in Howard’s End, a four-part limited series that tells the story of two independent and unconventional sisters, the men in their lives, and how they seek love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world.
This limited series has so much potential, and I can’t wait to see more from the production and eventual release! With a cast like this, you know it’s going to be good, and the source material is rich.
Here’s your first look at Howard’s End! This photo features Hayley Atwell (Margaret Schlegel) and Matthew Macfadyen (Henry Wilcox) at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand restaurant. [via STARZ]
Margaret Schlegel is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox, a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond) dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End.
Meanwhile Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) takes up the cause of Leonard Bast (Joseph Quinn) a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work and at home with his partner Jacky (Rosalind Eleazar). In the absence of their late parents, the sisters’ loving but interfering Aunt Juley (Tracey Ullman) tries to keep the young ladies and their brother Tibby (Alex Lawther) on the straight and narrow.
“Howards End” consists of four hour-long episodes that will air on BBC One in the UK and STARZ in the U.S. Executive produced by Playground in association with City Entertainment and KippSter Entertainment, production and filming continues in and around London. [via STARZ]