Based on an 1861 novel of the same name penned by Charles Dickens, Great Expectations is a three-episode miniseries created for BBC. The series was adapted by Sarah Phelps. It stars Ray Winstone (as Magwitch), Gillian Anderson (as Miss Havisham), Douglas Booth (as Pip), Vanessa Kirby (as Estella), and David Suchet (as Jaggers). The adaptation was first circulated on British television during Christmas time in 2011.
To be exact, it’s been more than a decade since the adaptation was released and fans have since then patiently looked forward to a sequel and although it looks like the adaptation by Sarah Phelps won’t have a sequel. However, it was declared in May 2020 that Steven Knight would work on a television series adaptation of the Charles Dickens novels of the same name in partnership between BBC and FX network, his second time working on Dickens’ novel after A Christmas Carol which was released in 2019. Let’s find out more in detail below:
Will There Be a Season 2 of Great Expectations?
While a new adaptation of Great Expectations was announced under Steven Knight’s production back in 2020, there is no announcement concerning a second season from 2011’s Great Expectations adapted by Sarah Phelps. Nevertheless, fans are delighted to learn that they’re getting a new version of Great Expectations based on the novel of the exact title by Charles. It is reported that the new series will be out this March.
Is Season 2 of Great Expectations Renewed or Canceled?
Because the series is getting a new adaptation, it is unlikely that the 2011’s adaptation of Great Expectations will get a second season since it was deemed a miniseries and consisted of only three episodes. Moreover, the new series will consist of six episodes and it’s unclear if more seasons will be produced in the future since the makers may choose to wrap the story in a single season. For now, let’s wait and see how things shall proceed from here.
Great Expectations Season 2 Release Date
The new adaptation of Great Expectations by Steven Knight is scheduled to premiere on March 26, 2023. As mentioned earlier, nothing is known when it comes to the season. However, there’s still a possibility for a sequel proving that the debut season is a massive success with positive reviews from critics and the audience. So let’s hope for the best.
The Cast of Great Expectations Season 2
The new edition of Great Expectations will introduce the viewers to a whole new cast. Here is the complete cast list:
- Olivia Colman in the role of Miss Havisham
- Fionn Whitehead will play Pip
- Ashley Thomas will portray Jaggers
- Johnny Harris will act as Abel Magwitch
- Shalom Brune-Franklin will portray Estella
- Hayley Squires in the role of Sara Gargery
- Owen McDonnell in the character of Joe Gargery
- Trystan Gravelle will play Compeyson
- Matt Berry will portray Mr. Pumblechuck
- Laurie Ogden in the role of Biddy
What is The Plot For Season 2 of Great Expectations?
Nothing is revealed when it comes to the plot for season two of Great Expectations. But you can check the official synopsis for the upcoming season which is the debut season of Great Expectations.
The synopsis reads, “Under the great expectations placed upon him, Pip will have to work out the cost of this new world and whether it will truly make him the man he wishes to be.”
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