The BBC has ordered a four-part TV adaptation of E. M. Forster’s “Howards End” with screenwriter and playwright Kenneth Lonergan (“Gangs of New York,” “You Can Count on Me”) set to pen the adaptation.
The miniseries will begin production in the Summer with Playground, City Entertainment and KippSterEntertainment producing. No word on casting yet, but like the book the series will “explore the changing landscape of social and class divisions in turn-of-the-century England through the prism of three families.”
The news was part of a slew of new programing that the BBC has just announced. Other works on the way include a four-part adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ “Woman in White,” a revenge drama, a contemporary African drama, a psychological thriller, a journalism drama and a look at Catholicism in contemporary Britain.