BBC America’s released the first official photo from the dramatic series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell based on the book by Susanna Clarke. The seven part series will debut on BBC America sometime next year and stars Eddie Marsan as Mr. Norrell and Bertie Carvel as Jonathan Strange. Peter Harness (Wallander) adapted the novel and Toby Haynes directed the limited series.
Alice Englert, Marc Warren, Samuel West, and Charlotte Riley are also featured in the series.
Set at the beginning of the 19th-century, England no longer believes in practical magic. The reclusive Mr Norrell (Marsan) of Hurtfew Abbey stuns the city of York when he causes the statues of York Cathedral to speak and move. With a little persuasion and help from his man of business Childermass (Enzo Cilenti), he goes to London to help the government in the war against Napoleon. It is there Norrell summons a fairy (Warren) to bring Lady Pole (Englert) back from the dead, opening a whole can of worms…
-By Rebecca Murray
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