We're learning more about the highly anticipated PBS adaptation of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, thanks to new clues in the latest movie trailer.
Ever since we heard about the new adaptation of Little Women back in December, we’ve been counting down the days until its premiere on May 13. Audiences got a first glimpse of the March sisters, Marmee, Laurie, and Mr. Laurence with the first trailer, and now we’re learning more about the new miniseries based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel in a second trailer that came out this week.
The new trailer starts with Marmee reading a letter from Mr. March who is away from home in the Civil War. Like the first trailer, we see the sisters playing the snow with their neighbor, Laurie, and the curmudgeon, Aunt March, sharing some biting remarks. The new trailer shows the touching Christmas reunion when Mr. March returns from the war, and the scary moment when Amy falls through the ice when she follows Laurie and Jo on an ice skating adventure. We also get a glimpse of Jo writing and reading one of her manuscripts. The trailer ends with Marmee saying fondly, “No one can say I don’t have accomplished daughters.”
From a look at the Masterpiece on PBS website, we also have the episode descriptions to give us a clue on what we can expect. The first episode will follow the March family as they prepare for Christmas without Mr. March—and the sister will befriend neighbor Laurie and his tutor Mr. Brooke. The second episode has Marmee at her husband’s sickbed in the army hospital, Beth falling ill after helping a sick German immigrant family, and Amy being sent away to act as a companion to Aunt March.
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The miniseries stars Emily Watson as Marmee, Angela Lansbury as Aunt March, and Michael Gambon as Mr. Laurence. Uma Thurman’s daughter, Maya Hawke, plays Jo, and Big Little Lies’s Kathryn Newton portrays Amy. You can watch it on PBS on Sunday, May 13th at 8 p.m.