05/05/2017 11:37 BST | Updated 05/05/2017 11:42 BST

'Call The Midwife' Creator Heidi Thomas To Adapt Classic 'Little Women' For BBC One Drama

Another celebrated group of women.

‘Call the Midwife’ creator Heidi Thomas will be bringing another celebrated group of women to screen, with a brand new adaptation of classic novel ‘Little Women’.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s timeless tome, this three-part BBC drama will bring the iconic March sisters to BBC. ‘Thirteen’ director Vanessa Caswill will helm the production, which will begin filming in July. No news on casting the four sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, nor their beloved 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. 

Writer and Executive Producer, Heidi Thomas, says: “Little Women is one of the most loved novels in the English language, and with good reason. Its humanity, humour and tenderness never date, and as a study of love, grief and growing up it has no equal.

The 'Little Women' film in 1994 was a massive hit

“There could be no better time to revisit the story of a family striving for happiness in an uncertain world, and I am thrilled to be bringing the March girls to a new generation of viewers.”

‘Little Women’ has been brought to life on screen several times before, most recently in 1994, starring Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst, Trini Alvarado, Christian Bale, Eric Stoltz and Gabriel Byrne.

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