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Get a Sneak Peek at the Jilly Cooper TV Adaptation ‘Rivals’

Dame Jilly Cooper’s Rivals has been adapted into an eight-episode TV series, and Disney+ and Hulu have recently unveiled an exciting first look at the show. The adaptation is part of Cooper’s renowned Rutshire Chronicles and delves into the vibrant world of the 1980s TV industry. The narrative revolves around the fierce rivalry between two aristocratic neighbors: Tory politician Rupert Campbell-Black, portrayed by Alex Hassell, and TV executive Tony Baddingham, played by David Tennant.

The trailer offers a glimpse into Cooper’s world filled with colorful characters, including Catriona Chandler as Caitlin O’Hara, Oliver Chris as James Vereker, Danny Dyer as Freddie Jones, Rufus Jones as Paul Stratton, Lisa McGrillis as Valerie Jones, Luke Pasqualino as Bas Baddingham, Claire Rushbrook as Lady Monica Baddingham, and Victoria Smurfit as Maud O’Hara. The series promises a mix of drama, humor, and intrigue as these characters navigate the complexities of their intertwined lives.

‘Rivals’ is set to stream on Hulu in the U.S. and will be available on Disney+ in the UK later this year, offering viewers across different regions the opportunity to enjoy this captivating tale of ambition, power struggles, and scandal in the world of television.

The TV adaptation of Dame Jilly Cooper’s beloved novel brings to life a cast of dynamic characters and promises an entertaining and immersive experience for fans of the author’s work and newcomers alike. With an ensemble of talented actors and a storyline brimming with wit and drama, ‘Rivals’ is poised to captivate audiences with its portrayal of the glamorous and cutthroat world of 1980s television.

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