Sally Wainwright brings The Bronte Sisters story to BBC One

BBC Drama
BBC One will air a one-off drama from writer Sally Wainwright.

To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters, is an original perspective on the extraordinary real life sisters who became famous via their authoring of fiction novels. The beeb note their personal lives are as intriguing as their writing: three unlikely geniuses under one unlikely West Yorkshire roof.

The drama revolves around the three sisters’ increasingly difficult relationship with their brother Branwell, who in the last three years of his life – following a tragically misguided love affair – sank into alcoholism, drug addiction and appalling behaviour. Life at home with the Brontes at this time was not a comfortable place to be, and yet from this environment sprang their remarkable literary output.

“I am thrilled beyond measure that I’ve been asked by the BBC to bring to life these three fascinating, talented, ingenious Yorkshire women.” – Sally Wainwright

The Bronte sisters’ Coming from obscurity to produce some of the greatest and most enduring classics of all time, with themes that shook the nation, Charlotte, Anne and Emily remain one the greatest literary mysteries in the world.

To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters explores the siblings’ relationship not only with one another, but with their father, a clever and unusual man, who grew up in an impoverished home in rural Ireland, who educated himself, and who was happy to encourage his children – irrespective of their sex – to become passionate about literature and its possibilities.

It will film in and around Yorkshire and the casting will be announced in due course the corporation add.

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