There’s something in the water The upcoming limited series of Apple TV+ the essex snake, A historical drama about the search for a mythical sea creature who might be terrorizing an English village. A just-released trailer offers a first look at Claire Danes as an amateur paleontologist hoping to uncover the truth about the beast, and Tom Hiddleston as Will Ransome, the local pastor who doubts the sea serpent’s existence.
The Essex Serpent cast includes Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes
In the moody and atmospheric 2-minute teaser, tensions rise in a Victorian village when a young girl goes missing. Local residents are soon convinced that a sea snake is threatening their community. hometown alum danes plays Cora Seabourne, a widow who arrives to investigate the beast’s reports. She clashes with Hiddleston, a man of God who dismisses the snake as “an invention, a symptom of the times in which we live.”
Cora and Will eventually form “a surprising bond of science and skepticism,” according to Apple’s description of the series (as well as a romantic one, based on the trailer). “But when tragedy strikes, locals blame them for luring the creature.”
Clémence Poésy plays Will’s wife Stella. Frank Dillane and Hayley Squires also star in the series.
The Essex Serpent will be released on May 13th
The Essex Serpent streams exclusively on Apple TV+. The first two episodes will premiere on Friday, May 13th. New episodes will premiere weekly on Fridays through June 10. There will be six episodes in total.
BAFTA nominee Clio Barnard directed all six episodes, written by BAFTA nominee Anna Symon.
The Essex Serpent is based on Sarah Perry’s book of the same name
The Essex Serpent is based on the best-selling 2016 gothic novel by Sarah Perry. She said the team behind the show did an excellent job adapts her work for the screen.
“I’m so sorry to be honest but: It has been the privilege and blessing of my life to see my fantasy of Clio Bernard, @anna.symon.5, Claire Danes, Tom Hiddleston, @c_poesy_ and the others brought to life by the extraordinary cast of @see_saw_films and @appletv,” she wrote Instagram. “I was amazed from the start by the generosity and kindness of everyone involved to each other and to me, and I really *really* believe they created and are changing a series of extraordinary beauty and weirdness and truth about love, friendship and faith.”
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