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Parade's End Teaser Shows Benedict Cumberbatch In Love And War, Confirms HBO's February Premiere Date

Those looking forward to seeing the five-part BBC miniseries Parade's End, which premiered overseas last year and is set to air stateside this year, were likely happy to hear the tentative news that HBO set a date for the miniseries' U.S. premiere. HBO has now released a teaser for the drama, which confirms the February 26 air date for the miniseries' first two parts.

Set during World War I, Parade's End is a TV adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's novels by the same name, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Christopher Tietjens, a man caught in a love triangle with two women (played by Rebecca Hall and Adalaide Clemens). The video below gives us a look at the miniseries, beginning with Cumberbatch's character announcing that he's joining the army.

What's that they say about all being fair in love and war? Based on the teaser, this miniseries has plenty of both. And it has Benedict Cumberbatch too.

HBO has this one set for late February, which is actually sort of great timing when you consider that PBS Masterpiece will have the third season of Downton Abbey wrapping up in February. Those of us who still have a craving for British drama set in the early 1900's may just get our fix with this miniseries.

Parade's End Parts 1 & 2 premiere Tuesday, February 26th at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.

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