A star-studded TV production of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, starring five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury as Aunt March, concludes May 20 at 8 PM on PBS as part of the Masterpiece series. (The miniseries premiered May 13.)
The adaptation, from the award-winning creator of Call the Midwife, Heidi Thomas, is directed by Vanessa Caswill.
Emily Watson heads the cast as Marmee, the iconic matriarch of the March family. The March sisters are played by Maya Hawke as Jo, Willa Fitzgerald as Meg, Annes Elwy as Beth, and Kathryn Newton as the youngest sister Amy.
Also featured are Michael Gambon as benevolent neighbor Mr. Laurence, Jonah Hauer-King as his grandson Laurie Laurence, Dylan Baker as Mr. March, Julian Morris as John Brooke, and Mark Stanley as Professor Bhaer.
Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, Little Women follows four sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother Marmee, while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss, and marriage.
Little Women was commissioned by Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore at the BBC and is produced by Playground.