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Disney+ Reveals Trailer and First Glimpse of Steamy Jilly Cooper Adaptation

Jilly Cooper’s novel “Rivals” is making its way to the screen, with Disney+ releasing a trailer and first looks at the upcoming adaptation set to premiere later this year. The series delves into the competitive realm of independent television in 1986, focusing on the escalating feud between Rupert Campbell-Black, an ex-Olympian, Member of Parliament, and renowned womanizer, and his neighbor Tony Baddingham, who controls the independent TV network Corinium Television.

The show, set in the fictional upper-class county of Rutshire, introduces a cast of characters including Sarah Stratton, Caitlin O’Hara, James Vereker, Freddie Jones, Paul Stratton, Valerie Jones, Bas Baddingham, Lady Monica Baddingham, and Maud O’Hara. With a star-studded lineup featuring David Tennant, Aidan Turner, Katherine Parkinson, and Danny Dyer, viewers can expect a gripping narrative that explores power dynamics and personal rivalries in the world of television.

Produced by Dominic Treadwell-Collins’ indie production company Happy Prince, “Rivals” boasts a talented team behind the scenes. Treadwell-Collins, known for his work on “A Very English Scandal,” serves as executive producer and writer alongside Laura Wade. The series also features Alexander Lamb as an executive producer and Elliot Hegarty as the lead director, with Eliza Mellor taking on the role of series producer.

The writing team for “Rivals” includes a diverse group of talented individuals such as Sophie Goodhart, Marek Horn, Mimi Hare, Clare Naylor, Dare Aiyegbayo, Kefi Chadwick, Tray Agyeman, and Sorcha Kurien Walsh. With such a creative powerhouse driving the narrative, audiences can anticipate a compelling and engaging storyline that delves deep into the complexities of ambition, rivalry, and the pursuit of success in the cutthroat world of television production.

As the anticipation builds for the release of “Rivals” on Hulu in the U.S. and Disney+ in other countries, fans of Jilly Cooper’s work and newcomers alike can look forward to a thrilling and visually stunning adaptation that promises to captivate audiences with its blend of drama, intrigue, and larger-than-life characters. Stay tuned for more updates and behind-the-scenes insights as the premiere date draws closer.