BBC One commissioned period fantasy drama Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell back in 2012 and it’s now making its way to the airwaves. The BBC in the UK has yet to set a date, but partner BBC America today says the seven-part series will debut on June 13 at 10 PM ET. Check out the trailer above.
Based on the best-selling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Wallander‘s Peter Harness. it’s an alternate history of England set during the Napoleonic Wars. Eddie Marsan, Bertie Carvel, Charlotte Riley and Alice Englert star. Toby Haynes (Sherlock, Doctor Who) is director.
In 1806, the reclusive and skillful Mr Norrell (Marsan) is thought to be the last remaining practical magician. His displays thrill the nation — in London, he raises the beautiful Lady Pole (Englert) from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French…
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