War & Peace to be Adapted as Six-Part TV Series

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By Maryann Yin

9780143039990HThe Weinstein Company, Look Out Point, and BBC Worldwide will collaborate to produce a six-part television adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel, War & Peace.

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Screenwriter Andrew Davies will write the script. In the past, Davies has adapted several books including Michael Dobbs’ House Of Cards (the UK TV series), Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice (the 1995 mini-series), and Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’ Diary.

According to Deadline, the first episode of this War & Peace project will come out in the UK in 2015. At the moment, it is not certain whether or not this TV series will be aired in the United States.