The BBC and Amazon have unveiled the first-look at the forthcoming adaptation of King Lear starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. Set in the fictional present, King Lear sees Anthony Hopkins as the eponymous ruler, presiding over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England. Emma Thompson stars as his oldest daughter Goneril. Emily Watson stars as his middle daughter Regan, and Florence Pugh as Cordelia, the youngest of Lear’s children. Jim Broadbent is the Earl of Gloucester, with Andrew Scott as his loyal son Edgar and John Macmillan as his illegitimate son Edmund. King Lear has been commissioned by Charlotte Moore at the BBC, and is produced by Playground and Sonia Friedman Productions in association with Lemaise Pictures Limited for BBC Two. The drama is a co-production with Amazon Studios.