When Does Vanity Fair Start On Itv, Who’s In The Cast With Olivia Cooke And What’s William Makepeace Thackeray’s Book About?

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WE all love a period drama and so we can’t wait for ITV’s Vanity Fair to start.

The latest adaptation of the William Makepeace Thackeray novel sees actress Olivia Cooke take on the lead role, so here is everything we know so far…

ITV Vanity Fair is a new period drama from ITV

When does Vanity Fair start on ITV?

An exact date for this seven-part ITV series is yet to be unveiled but ITV have revealed it starts in September.

Filming has already taken place in the idyllic seaside town of Deal, Kent, and is now completed.

Cast and crew were also seen shooting in London and Budapest.

A trailer released on June 18 revealed that it’s “coming soon” in 2018 but fans will have to wait a little longer until it’s officially confirmed.

Getty Images Olivia Cooke has been cast as Becky Sharp in a new adaptation of Vanity Fair

What is Vanity Fair about?

The William Makepeace Thackeray classic was first released in 1847-48 as a 19-volume monthly serial.

It follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Emmy Sedley, their friends and families during and after the Napoleonic Wars.

Becky attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society, taking her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.

Head of drama, Polly Hill, said of the series: “Vanity Fair feels like the perfect classic to adapt for ITV, and Gwyneth Hughes’ stunning scripts bring the novel to life in a way that will really connect with a modern audience.”

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