'The Pursuit of Love': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the romance on Amazon Prime

'The Pursuit of Love': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the romance on Amazon Prime
Emily Beecham, Lily James and Andrew Scott (Getty Images)

BBC and Amazon Prime are teaming up for a miniseries adaptation of Nancy Mitford's highly celebrated novel 'The Pursuit of Love'. The upcoming romance drama miniseries is set to be adapted by Emily Mortimer. It will the second major show to go into production in the UK in the pandemic era following 'War Of The Worlds' earlier this month.

Here is everything you need to know about the miniseries. Stay tuned for there is more information coming.


Release date

The release date for the project is not announced yet. MEAWW (MEA WorldWide) will update this article when it is.


The story is based on the first book in a trilogy about an upper-class English family between the First and Second World Wars. The comedy deals with issues of growing up and falling in love among the privileged and eccentric.

Through three 60-minute episodes, the series will revolve around the chic misadventures of two best friends (James and Beecham) as they ponder and pursue their marriageability between the First and Second World Wars. As social and political divisions split the nation, their diverging choices raise personal questions that remain intensely relevant today,” the teaser reads, "Questions about freedom, about love and sex, and the mystery of the human heart."



Lily James as Linda Radlett

Lily James attends the UK Premiere of "Yesterday" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on June 18, 2019 in London, England. (Getty Images)

James plays the role of the Radlett family daughter Linda, who "falls first for a stuffy Tory politician, then an ardent Communist, and finally a French duke named Fabrice". 


The actress is best known for her performance of Lady Rose MacClare in 'Downton Abbey', Countess Natasha Rostova in 'War & Peace'. Her work in 'Baby Driver', 'Darkest Hour', 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' and 'Yesterday' are also well known. 

Emily Beecham as Fanny Logan

Emily Beecham, winner of the Best Actress award for her role in "Little Joe" attends the photocall for Palme D'Or Winner during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Getty Images)


Beecham stars in the role of Fanny Logan, the narrator, a cousin of the Radletts and Linda's best friend. The actress is best known for her role in 'Into the Badlands' and 'Little Joe', a role for which she received the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival. She is also known for her work in 'The Village' and 'Blandings'.

Andrew Scott as Lord Merlin


Andrew Scott poses in the press room with the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for 'Fleabag' during the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. (Getty Images)

Scott stars in the miniseries as Lord Merlin, the Radlett's wealthy and eccentric neighbor. He earned worldwide recognition as Jim Moriarty in BBC's 'Sherlock', a role that earned him the BAFTA Television Award for Best Supporting Actor. His performance of the Priest on 'Fleabag' earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film and he also won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.


Dominic West

Dominic West attends Les Misérables Photo Call at Linwood Dunn Theater on June 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

'The Wire' star West plays the role of Fanny's parent. He is best known for his performance on 'The Wire' as Jimmy McNulty and that of Noah Solloway in 'The Affair'. For his portrayal of the serial killer Fred West in 'Appropriate Adult', he won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor at the 2012 British Academy Television Awards. His performance of Jean Valjean in 'Les Misérables' is also highly celebrated. 


Dolly Wells

Writer and director Dolly Wells attends the premiere of "Good Posture" during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater on April 27, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)

The miniseries is also set to feature Dolly Wells as Fanny's mother. The actress is best known for co-writing and starring in 'Doll & Em' with best friend Emily Mortimer. She also wrote and directed 'Good Posture'. 



'The Pursuit of Love' is written by Nancy Mitford and adapted and directed by Emily Mortimer, who has written herself a role as Logan's mother. "I've always loved Nancy Mitford so when I was asked to adapt 'The Pursuit Of Love' it was impossible to say no. It's an outrageously funny and honest story, whose central character - the wild, love-addicted Linda Radlett - still reads as a radical," she has reportedly said. 


Emily Mortimer attends the 2020 Sundance Film Festival - "Relic" Premiere at The Ray on January 25, 2020 in Park City, Utah. at The Ray on January 25, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Getty Images)

Mortimer is best known for her performance in 'Lovely and Amazing', a role for which she won an Independent Spirit Award, and as Phoebe in '30 Rock'. Her performance of Mackenzie McHale in the HBO series 'The Newsroom' gained her recognition across the world. 


Charles Collier, Matthew Read and Frith Tiplady are executive producers, while Rhonda Smith is the producer


There is no trailer for 'The Pursuit of Love' yet. MEAWW will update this article when it is released. 

Where to watch

'The Pursuit Of Love' will be releasing in the UK on BBC One. Amazon Prime will stream the series in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. MEAWW will update this article when the release date is announced.


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