While ABC’s now-defunct series Agent Carter finds a new home at streaming service Hulu, Hayley Atwell (Conviction, Christopher Robin) isn’t making a full-time return to 2017 quite yet. Starz has released a new trailer and the premiere month for the cable network’s limited series adaptation of E.M Forster‘s classic novel Howard’s End.
Adapted by Kenneth Lonergan, the limited series is directed by Hettie Macdonald (Fortitude). Having aired earlier this year in the U.K. on BBC One, the four hour-long episodes are set to air in the U.S. in April 2018. Playground, City Entertainment and KippSter Entertainment co-produced the series.
Joining Atwell on the first televised adaptation of Howard’s End are Philippa Coulthard (The Catch), Matthew Macfadyen (Frost/Nixon), Tracey Ullman (Tracey Ullman’s Show), Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game), Julia Ormond (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Joseph Quinn (Dickensian) and Rosalind Eleazar (Rellik).
You can check out the official trailer from Starz below, as well as the network’s official synopsis of the limited series:
Margaret (Hayley Atwell) and Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) are intelligent and idealistic young women living together with their hypochondriac younger brother Tibby (Alex Lawther) in Edwardian London. Since the death of their parents and despite their interfering Aunt Juley’s (Tracey Ullman) best intentions, the sisters lead independent and slightly unorthodox lives. After meeting the wealthy and conservative Wilcox family on holiday, Margaret forms a friendship with the older and more traditional Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond).
When Ruth unexpectedly dies, Margaret finds herself increasingly drawn to the newly widowed Henry Wilcox (Matthew Macfadyen), a self-made businessman who inherits his late wife’s beloved country home Howards End. Meanwhile, the passionate and capricious Helen takes up the cause of Leonard Bast (Joseph Quinn), a young bank clerk who is struggling to make ends meet, trapped by his promise to marry his alluring but vulnerable lover Jacky (Rosalind Eleazar).