Amazon has a new leading man. Variety reports Tom Bateman has joined the streaming service’s upcoming TV series adaptation of Vanity Fair.
The period drama, which will air on ITV in the UK, is based on the Victorian novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. The story follows Becky Sharp, a lower-class woman who charms and manipulates her way to the top of English society.
In Vanity Fair, Bateman will play Sharp’s husband, Captain Rawdon Crawley. He joins fellow cast member Olivia Cooke, who will play Becky Sharp. The TV series is expected to debut on ITV and Amazon in 2018.
What do you think? Have you read Vanity Fair? Will you watch the upcoming adaptation?