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Matthew Rhys, Jenna Coleman and Matthew Goode star in BBC1 miniseries. (BBC1)

The new trailer for BBC1’s three-part miniseries Death Comes to Pemberley is topped up with some familiar faces.

Welsh-born actor Matthew Rhys (The Americans) takes on the role of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy in the made-for-TV adaptation of P.D. James 2011 novel by the same name. James’s story follows up Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, picking up six years after Darcy married Elizabeth Bennet, played by Anna Maxwell Martin (Philomena). Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman takes on the role of Elizabeth’s sister Lydia who shows up to the Pemberley estate unexpectedly, throwing things off kilter. Soon after Lydia’s arrival a murder takes place, setting off a trigger of events, revealing family secrets that had been safely tucked away.

The cast is rounded out with Matthew Goode (Brideshead Revisited), Rebecca Front (The Wrong Mans) and Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey).

You can watch the trailer below:

The series will begin on December 26 in the U.K. It’s set to air in the U.S. on PBS in 2014 but the exact airdate has yet to be confirmed.

Have you read P.D. James’s novel? 

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By Brigid Brown