ESSEX SERPENT SERIES
ARRIVES THIS WEEK
Based on a Sarah Perry's book, Apple TV's six part mini series ESSEX SERPENT will arrive May 13th as the biggest premiere of a period set drama in the upcoming week. The story will see Claire Danes playing London widow Cora Seaborne as she moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms an unlikely bond with the hot village vicar Will Ransome ( played by our dearest Tom Hiddleston whom we haven't actually seen in a historical show for almost ten years since his roles in Hollow Crown and Cranford), but when tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature! The cast of the mini series also includes Frank Dillane, Hayley Squires, Clémence Poésy, Jamael Westman, Dixie Egerickx and Michael Jibson. You can see an explosive first trailer below for this atmospheric new historical series!
NEWLY WIDOWED CORA
(Claire Danes) arrives at the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, ready for a fresh start after her husband's death released her from an abusive marriage. She soon becomes intrigued by a local superstition about a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent that has allegedly returned to the area. Meanwhile, trusted community leader Will Ransom (Tom Hiddleston) has to deal with the mysterious rumours as they begin to spread.
DID YOU KNOW?
The series comes from See Saw Films who also did Slow Horses series for Apple TV +. The series will open with two episodes and the remaining four episodes will then stream weekly till mid June. Clio Barnard who directed the series, is also serving as the executive producer of the show that was shot last spring and summer in Essex. When it comes to other historical series at Apple TV, we can also expect from them Steven Spielberg's Masters of the Air World War II series with Callum Turner a tie up to legendary Band of Brothers, but this time about pilots. Check out The Essex Serpent trailer below and tell us what you think: