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‘Peaky Blinders’ Creator Steven Knight, Olivia Colman on ‘Great Expectations’ Adaptation: ‘Quite a Few Bottom Slapping Moments’

Naman Ramachandran The talent behind FX and BBC series “Great Expectations,” “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ literary masterpiece, has spoken about it ahead of its premiere. “Great Expectations” is the coming-of-age story of Pip, an orphan who yearns for a greater lot in life, until a twist of fate and the evil machinations of the mysterious and eccentric Miss Havisham shows him a dark world of possibilities. Under the great expectations placed upon him, Pip will have to work out the true cost of this new world and whether it will truly make him the man he wishes to be. A critique of the class system, Dickens’ novel was published in 1861 after first releasing it in a series of weekly chapters beginning in December 1860.

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Fox’s New Dan Harmon Animated Series ‘Krapopolis’ Unveils San Diego Comic-Con Plans (EXCLUSIVE)
Michael Schneider Variety Editor at LargeFox is bringing “Krapopolis,” its new animated series from “Community” creator and “Rick and Morty” co-creator Dan Harmon, to San Diego Comic-Con next week — where audiences where get their first peek at the upcoming show.That presence will include an outdoor activation at the the Children’s Museum Park (in front of the San Diego Convention Center), as well as a Comic-Con panel, the launch of an Instagram game, artwork on the side of the Omni Hotel, and merch — sold in partnership with Toddland — at Fox’s booth on the convention floor.Set in mythical ancient Greece, “Krapopolis” is set to premiere on Fox in 2023 and centers “centers on a flawed family of humans, gods and monsters that tries to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other.” The show features the voices of Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”), Richard Ayoade (“The IT Crowd”), Matt Berry (“What We Do in The Shadows”), Pam Murphy (“Mapleworth Murders”) and Duncan Trussell (“The Midnight Gospel”). Harmon, executive producer and showrunner Jordan Young, supervising director Pete Michels and stars Berry, Murphy and Trussell, will be a part of the comedy’s Comic-Con panel (moderated by Variety TV editor Michael Schneider) in room 6BCF at the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday, July 23, at 2:45 p.m.