Finally a trailer for Starz’ Howards End featuring Hayley Atwell kicking ass and taking names!
Starz has been really upping their original content game. Their next outing is the highly anticipated Howards End starring Hayley Atwell, Philippa Coulthard, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tracey Ullman. It’s being adapted for television by Manchester by the Sea‘s academy award winning director Kenneth Lonergan and we’re already really excited about it. Great news is we only have to wait till April of 2018 to see it!
Based on a novel by E.M. Forster Howards End features strong female central roles in the Schlegel sisters. The book was published in 1910 so naturally they’re also looking for love but the novel really goes deeply into class and social conventions.
First check out the full synopsis from Starz:
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).
Take a look at these gorgeous photos and appreciate the gloriousness of the costume design by Sheena Napier:
Howards End will be four hour-long episodes which recently aired on BBC One in the UK and will air on STARZ in the U.S.
Check out the full trailer below!
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Howards End premieres in April 2018 on Starz