Les Misérables TV adaptation: BBC releases first look

David Oyelowo, Lily Collins and Dominic West feature in the cast for the six-part series

Lily Collins, Dominic West and David Oyelowo
Lily Collins, Dominic West and David Oyelowo
© Left and centre: Dan Wooller, right; David Gordon

The BBC has released the first look at its new TV adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables.

Dominic West stars as Jean Valjean alongside David Oyelowo as Javert, Lily Collins as Fantine and Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as the Thénardiers.

They are joined by Ellie Bamber as Cosette, Josh O'Connor as Marius and Erin Kellyman as Éponine.

Hugo's 1862 novel, which was transformed into the hit musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, has been adapted into a six-part series by Andrew Davies (War and Peace) and has been filmed in France and Belgium.

The series will not feature the famous songs featured in the stage show and will focus on Valjean and Javert's story set amidst civil unrest in 19th century France.

The TV series will be broadcast on the BBC next year, with some clips featured in the BBC's upcoming drama trailer.