Les Misérables is a novel by Victor Hugo. First published settled in 1862 in Paris and considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century, the iconic story will soon be brought to life by the BBC with a new remake.
The drama has had different remakes during the years, the first being in the 1925 but it has had at least 5 adaptation and the most recent one was the marvellous film adaptation by Tom Hooper with Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.
This brand new version commissioned by the BBC is a six-part series directed by Andrew Davies, with Dominic West as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo as the Javert and finally Lily Collins as Fantine.
The story is about ‘Les Miserables’, those considered the lowest social class in society in that time and they are prostitutes, prisoners, students in poverty and such. The law, which is supposed to be in some way the saviour for the miserable, in fact is another way to punish this poor people.
The new series was filmed in Belgium and northern France but we must wait a little while longer to finally watch it because the air date has yet to be announced.