THE LARKINS SERIES
DARLING BUDS OF MAY REMAKE
If you loved Durrells and All Creatures Great and Small, you will be happy to hear that ITV is remaking beloved classic series The Darling Buds of May into the six episode THE LARKINS drama based on H.E. Bates'popular novels. Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan will lead as
the iconic fictional characters, Pop Larkin and his wife Ma.
|ITV will turn the book into six episode drama|
set in the late 1950’s, is the warm story of a working class family led by the golden hearted wheeler dealer Pop Larkin and his wife Ma, together with their six children, including the beautiful Mariette (who was played by Catherine Zeta Jones in the original series). Fiercely loyal to each other and their community, each Larkin family member has a strong work ethic, alongside a disinterest in authority. In the idyllic and beautiful Kent countryside, known as the Garden of England, The Larkins have a achieved a small patch of paradise where nothing is wasted and they enjoy life to the full. There’s an overwhelming sense of plenty in their lives and a lot of joy and raucous laughter, as Ma Larkin provides a seemingly endless supply of delicious, hearty meals. Alongside their weekly battles with authority and snobbish villagers, The Larkins will follow the love story between Mariette and
village newcomer Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton who
arrives in the village as an unworldly and officious accountant from the
city, there to investigate the Larkins’ tax affairs.
He is soon distracted by the beautiful Mariette, with whom he falls head
over heels in love. However, he quickly discovers that he has a
romantic rival in the form of the handsome and mysterious Tom Fisher.
Mariette, on the other hand, may have plans of her own, which don’t
|Joanna Scanlan and Bradley Walsh will play the parents|
SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
GETTING A REMAKE AT DISNEY +
Speaking of family series remakes, Disney + has announced that Ron Moore and Jon M. Chu are creating a TV series remake of famous SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON by Johann Wyss. The story follows a family from
Switzerland who escape the Napoleonic Wars to relocate to a colony in New Guinea and their ship is attacked by pirates after which they end up on an uninhabited island. The shipwrecked family then builds a home on the deserted island!
|The Swiss Family Robinson will become Disney + series|