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The BBC’s New ‘Little Women’ Will Air Over Christmas

Good tidings we bring

How’s this to get you into the Christmas spirit: the BBC have produced a remake of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, and it’s coming to Australian screens over Christmas.

The three-part adaptation is the work of Call the Midwife’s award-wining creator Heidi Thomas, Deadline reports, and will star Maya Hawke as Jo, Willa Fitzgerald as Meg, Annes Elwy as Beth and Kathryn Newton as Amy. Jonah Hauer-King plays Laurie. The BBC have released the above image as a first look at the new adaptation.

The mini-series launches on Stan in Australia on December 27, Pedestrian reports, with the second and third episodes being drip-fed out on December 28 and 29.

Will it be as good as the iconic 1994 version, starring Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Claire Danes and Kirsten Dunst? And a young Christian Bale as Laurie? We’re prepared to add it to our holiday watch list to find out.

In the meantime, for sheer nostalgia’s sake, watch the trailer for the 1994 movie below:

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