Andrew Davies - Bbc Bosses Commission Top Screenwriter To Adapt War & Peace
Davies, who adapted the original House of Cards and Charles DICkens' Little Dorrit for Tv, has been tasked with turning Tolstoy's Russian tale into six one-hour episodes.
The drama will air in 2015, according to Variety.
Davies says, "(It is) a thrilling, funny and heartbreaking story of love, war and family life. The characters are so natural and human and easy to identify with."