Netflix have released the First look images for upcoming British Netflix Original Drama The Dig. The film stars Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, and is directed by Simon Stone (The Daughter).
The film is adapted from the popular novel by John Preston, it’s a brilliantly realised account of the most famous archaeological dig in Britain in modern time – the discovery of the Anglo-Saxon burial ship at Sutton Hoo, known as “Britain’s Tutankhamun“. Set against the intense backdrop of a Britain on the eve of war, the story channels class tensions, love and loss through the eyes of those affected by the dig and its treasures, including Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan) the widowed landowner of the state the burial mounds are on and Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes) the amateur archaeologist she hires to excavate their secrets.
Here’s the images…
As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain’s past resonate in the face of its uncertain future.
The film also stars Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott, and Monica Dolan.
The Dig doesn’t have a confirmed release date just yet, it’s expected the film will get a limited cinema release before it premiere’s on Netflix.