The first trailer for BBC’s A Suitable Boy was dropped today. The Indian drama that aims to mix humor, sex appeal, politics and human nature into one show premieres July 26 at 9 p.m., according to Deadline.
The 6-part series will be directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) and written by Les Misérables writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice). A Suitable Boy is based on the 1993 novel under the same name by Vikram Seth. Executive producers for the series are Davies, Nair and Seth. They will also be assisted by Faith Penhale (War & Peace) and Will Johnston (Gentleman Jack) for Lookout Point and Lydia Dean Pilcher (Radium Girls), Aradhana Seth (The Bourne Supremacy) and Mona Qureshi (Our Girl) for BBC.
The drama, which was shot all across India, was produced by Lookout Point. Via Deadline, A Suitable Boy “tells the story of spirited university student, Lata, coming of age in North India in 1951 at the same time as the country is carving out its own identity as an independent nation and is about to go to the polls for its first democratic general election.”
Tanya Maniktala (Flames) will play Lata with a supporting cast of Mikhail Sen (3 Sleeps), Danesh Razvi (Natural) and Shubham Saraf (Bodyguard).
The first trailer for A Suitable Boy can be seen below: