The Woman in White premiered Oct. 21

About the Show

Combining, romance, intrigue, and danger, Wilkie Collins’ beloved mystery novel has taken generations of readers on a thrilling ride along the corridors of English country houses, and down into the dankest, deepest corners of the Victorian madhouse. This bold new adaptation by Fiona Seres retains the creeping atmosphere that has captured the imaginations of the book’s readers for over a century, while bringing a distinctly modern take to its striking female characters, its charismatic, formidable villains, and its gripping, labyrinthine plot. 

When Walter Hartright, a young drawing master, encounters a ghostly woman dressed all in white on a moonlit road on Hampstead Heath, he is drawn into a web of intrigue that will transform his life forever. Offering his assistance to this distressed, spectral woman, he is later shocked to discover that she had just escaped from a nearby insane asylum.

Shortly afterwards, Walter takes up a teaching position in the Cumbrian village of Limmeridge. There, he meets his pupils – the clever, bold Marian Halcombe, and the beautiful, sweet-natured Laura Fairlie.

Read more about the episodes below.

A Closer Look at the Show


Episode 1 (Premiere Date: Oct. 21, 2018)

Walter Hartright encounters a mysterious woman.

Episode 2 (Premiere Date: Oct. 28, 2018)

Laura makes a confession and Sir Percival’s friend, Count Fosco, comes to visit.

Episode 3 (Premiere Date: Nov. 4, 2018)

Laura learns the truth about Sir Percival. Marian searches for answers.

Episode 4 (Premiere Date: Nov. 11, 2018)

Count Fosco and Sir Percival set their plan into motion.

Episode 5 (Premiere Date: Nov. 18, 2018)

Secrets are revealed, and Walter risks everything.


"The Woman in White" was produced by Origin Pictures and BBC.

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