Jack Whitehall and Eva Longoria team up for new BBC miniseries
Jack Whitehall and Eva Longoria will star together in a new miniseries set to air on BBC Two.
The series is based upon the 1928 novel ‘Decline and Fall’ by Evelyn Waugh, a satirical comedy about an expelled Oxford student who is forced to take a teaching job in Wales. It is praised for humour relating to cultural confusion and is based largely on Waugh’s own experiences both at Oxford and as a teacher in Wales.
Whitehall will play Paul Pennyfeather, the man at the centre of the miniseries. Longoria will take on the role of Margot Beste-Chetwynde, the wealthy mother of one of Pennyfeather’s pupils.
Decline and Fall has been adapted by Rev writer James Wood.
The series will begin filming next month in Wales. It will comprise three hour-long episodes and will be produced by Tiger Aspect and Cave Bear Productions.