B.R.E.A.D. is a modernized, transmedia adaptation of Volumes III-V of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. This series will bring the stories of Les Amis de l’ABC—the idealistic and impassioned student revolutionaries who meet a tragic fate on the barricade—and bring them directly into the present moment. Originally university students in Paris, B.R.E.A.D. will transfer the Les Amis to a modern American university where they are forced to communicate via Zoom and other social media in light of the ongoing pandemic. Where they once fought against the French monarchy, these modern Les Amis fight against unfair tuition costs, social injustices, and the right to education in a post-COVID world. Cross-posted on YouTube and Instagram, the stories and the relationships between characters will be explored in a depth no adaptation has ever reached.