“Little Women: A Timeless Story" is a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Masterpiece's TV Production of Louisa May Alcott's Classic "Little Women"

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14 March 2018
Little Women: A Timeless Story
Courtesy of MASTERPIECE on PBS, BBC and Playground
“Little Women: A Timeless Story" 
Sunday, March 18 at 8 PM ET on PBS
(Check your local listings)
         Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy—there are few more iconic names in American literature. They are the March sisters of Concord, Massachusetts during the Civil War, created by Louisa May Alcott in her timeless novel Little Women and now brought to life in a new MASTERPIECE/BBC coproduction.
        In LITTLE WOMEN: A TIMELESS STORY, MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton takes viewers behind-the-scenes of this new television production, scheduled to premiere onSunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day) at the special time of 8:00 p.m. EST on PBS. LITTLE WOMEN: A TIMELESS STORY is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations in March.  


        Set against the backdrop of a country divided, the story follows the four March sisters on their journey from childhood to adulthood while their father is away at war. Under the guidance of their mother Marmee, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage. Accompanied by the charming boy next door Laurie Laurence, their cantankerous wealthy Aunt March and benevolent neighbor Mr. Laurence, Little Women is a coming-of-age story that is as relevant and engaging today as it was on its original publication in 1868.
         Heading the cast are Academy Award® nominee Emily Watson (The Theory of EverythingHilary and Jackie) as Marmee, the devoted mother of the four adolescent March girls; Michael Gambon (Churchill's SecretPage Eight) as Mr. Laurence; and Academy Award® winner Angela Lansbury (Murder, She WroteThe Manchurian Candidate) as the March family matriarch, Aunt March.

Little Women 
Courtesy of MASTERPIECE on PBS, BBC and Playground
         The March sisters—the “little women” of the title—feature newcomer Maya Hawke as the willful and adventurous Jo; Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series) as the eldest and most virtuous, Meg; Annes Elwy (King Arthur: Excalibur Rising) as the shy sister, Beth; and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) as Amy, the youngest of the family.
         Also appearing are Jonah Hauer-King (Howards End) as Laurie, the loveable boy next door; Dylan Baker (The Good Wife) as Mr. March, who is serving as a chaplain with the Union Army; Julian Morris (Mark Felt) as John Brooke, Laurie’s cultured and handsome tutor; and Mark Stanley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as the charming Professor Bhaer.

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