If like us you have yet to read Susanna Clarke’s hit tome Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, it’s time to get started because the BBC mini-series adaptation is on its way!
The seven part fantasy drama is set to air on BBC America soon. Probably May. Very official we know.
Intrigued about the magical premise? The title? The use of classical music? Continue reading for an official synopsis.
The seven-part series stars Eddie Marsan (Best of Men, Ray Donovan, Filth) and Olivier award-winning Bertie Carvel (Restless, Hidden, Matilda) who take on the magical roles of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.
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.
(via the Mary Sue)