After enjoying dinner this Mother's Day, America's moms can sit back and relax with PBS' new adaptation of one of the most beloved novels of all-time -- "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott. This three-part miniseries is part of PBS' "Masterpiece" anthology program, known for hits like "Downton Abby" and "Sherlock," and promises to be a Sunday night treat.

Featuring "Murder, She Wrote" star and acting legend Angela Lansbury (who will also star in the upcoming "Mary Poppins" sequel) as the cantankerous Aunt March, PBS' "Little Women" tells the story of the four teenage March sisters and their coming of age in Massachusetts during the American Civil War.

'Little Women' is a classic that still resonates

With their father off to war, sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy face adolescence with their doting mother as their guide, known affectionately as Marmee. From crushing on the boy next door, and in one sister's case, his tutor, to conflicts regarding clothes and popularity, much of what the March sisters face remains constant in the lives of today's teens.

Headstrong Jo, the oldest sister, proves an early force for feminism, often pushing back romance in favor of a career as a writer, while the second sister, Meg, finds herself drifting into romance with a newly arrived intellectual. Third sister Beth, meanwhile, enjoys the small joys in life, and playing the piano.

And youngest sister Amy proves both artist and a romantic, all while endearing herself to Aunt March.

The family faces additional crisis when their father is wounded in the war, and the constant fear of poverty looms above them, staved off only by the help of the cranky Aunt March -- though never without a complaint. But even when facing tragedy or loss, the March family will endear itself to viewers and speak to the nostalgia of youth.

An all-star cast rounds out the series

In addition to Golden Globe and Tony winner Lansbury, "Little Women" features Harry Potter star Michael Gambon and Academy Award nominee Emily Watson. The four March daughters are played by "Stranger Things" alum Maya Hawke as Jo, Willa Fitzgerald as Meg, Annes Elwy as Beth and "Big Little Lies" actress Kathryn Newton as Amy, while Jonah Hauer-King plays their handsome neighbor, Laurie.

The first episode of "Masterpiece's" "Little Women" will air on PBS stations on May 14 at 8 PM/7 PM central with the second and third episodes airing back-to-back on May 20 at 8 PM/7 PM central.