ITV’s William Makepeace Thackeray adaptation Vanity Fair will premiere on Sunday September 2nd at 9pm, it has been announced. The second episode will then air on Monday September 3rd at 9pm, before the show settles into its regular Sunday night 9pm time-slot.
Vanity Fair is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of “villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing”, takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.
The seven episode drama series, which was penned by Gwyneth Hughes (Dark Angel, The Girl, Miss Austen Regrets), is co-produced by Mammoth Screen and Amazon Studios and stars Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), Tom Bateman (Murder On The Orient Express), Charlie Rowe (Salvation), Johnny Flynn (Genius), Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), Frances de La Tour (The History Boys), Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster), Michael Palin (Monty Python), Claudia Jessie (Line of Duty), Simon Russell Beale (Penny Dreadful) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered). Damien Timmer, Gwyneth Hughes, James Strong and Tom Mullens serve as executive producers. James Strong is the director.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.