Anna Karenina

‘ANNA KARENINA’
HITS SMALL SCREENS AGAIN?
Good news, people, as Deadline reports, a new small screen version of famous Russian classic ANNA KARENINA is in works, the bad news, it will be done by Gwyneth Hughes, who massacred Thackeray’s Vanity Fair recently over at ITV turning it into one of the most dull series we’ve seen in recent times. Fingers crossed she does not rape and kill Tolstoy’s novel the same way. It is a complex story which follows dozens of major characters similar to his War and Peace. It mainly follows Russian noble woman Anna Karenina who has an affair with a dashing cavalry officer that scandalizes Saint Petersburg social circles. The pair initially flee to Italy before returning to Russia, where their lives further unravel. I’m guessing it will also be at ITV as Hughes is doing a Keeley Hawes thriller for them currently.
There were a lot of Karenina film adaptations recently