HBO has some good news for Anglophiles who are already fretting over the looming finale of Downton Abbey‘s third season in February. They’ll soon be serving up a British period drama of their own in the form of Parade’s End, a five-part miniseries set against the backdrop of World War I, starring Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch.
The miniseries was adapted from the novels of Ford Madox Ford by Academy-Award winner Sir Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love), and directed by Susanna White (Generation Kill). Parade’s End tells the story of Christopher Tietjens (Cumberbatch), a man married to an unfaithful wife (Rebecca Hall), who falls in love with a vivacious suffragette (Adelaide Clemens) before he heads off to WWI. From the short (but tantalizing) teaser trailer HBO released, it’s clear we can expect lots of drama, exquisite cinematography and all of the romanticism any period drama junkie could ask for. You can check the teaser out for yourself below!
The first two parts of Parade’s End premiere Tuesday, February 26th at 9/8c on HBO.