British-Nigerian actor,

In a new trailer released on BBC's YouTube channel, the 'Selma' star puts a starling performance in interpreting the role of the primary antagonist in the novel originally written by Victor Hugo in 1862.

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With the performance in the few scenes from the trailer, Oyelowo might be on his way to repeating Hugh Jackman's success when he gave the performance of a lifetime in the 2012 movie musical.

According to reports, Masterpiece, the classics-centered production outfit, is releasing a non-musical, six-episode miniseries of 'Les Misérables' starring David Oyelowo.

The new miniseries adaptation and non-musical adaptation focuses on the many layers of Valjean and Javert’s iconic cat-and-mouse relationship, and is also set against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest.

The miniseries was written by the Andrew Davies, who was responsible for 'Pride & Prejudice,' and 'House of Cards' series.