House of Cards Scribe Pens “War & Peace”

Legendary British TV scribe Andrew Davies has been hired to pen a six episode TV mini-series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic “War and Peace” for The BBC. The project is scheduled to air on BBC One in 2015.

The story will remain based in war-torn 19th century Russia. Many of the philosophical elements are expected to be left out, with the series focusing on the human interactions, romance and family conflicts.

Davies penned the adaptation of the original UK “House of Cards” mini-series and its two sequels, along with film adaptations such as “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” “The Tailor of Panama,” and “Brideshead Revisited”.

He has worked on numerous mini-series including 1994’s “Middlemarch,” 1995’s “Pride and Prejudice,” 1998’s “Vanity Fair,” 1999’s “Wives and Daughters,” 2002’s “Tipping the Velvet,” 2005’s “Bleak House,” 2007’s “Fanny Hill,” 2008’s “Little Dorrit,” 2008’s “Sense and Sensibility” and 2011’s “South Riding.”

Source: The Radio Times