The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones has competition in the category of Epic Stories. The first part of the six-episode BBC 1 Les Miserables adaptation comes to PBS on Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET — the same time as GoT.
But do you hear the people sing? No. This version of Victor Hugo's novel is not – I repeat, not — a musical. Ensemble numbers forming barricades to song or not, the latest Les Mis adaptation still has all the ingredients of an epic: A cast that's more crowded than a soap opera's. A rivalry to rival those found in Billions. Multiple love stories. A dash of French history. An abundance of tear-jerking plot-lines. And revolution!
The last time Les Mis hit the big screen, Hugh Jackman played 24601 — aka Jean Valjean, the central character in the musical. The role has also been assumed by Gerard Depardieu and Liam Neeson, among many others.