“The Essex Serpent,” the new
limited series on Apple TV+ starring Emmy and SAG Award-winner Claire Danes and Emmy
Award-nominee Tom Hiddleston, and based on Sarah Perry’s bestselling novel
of the same name. “The Essex Serpent” will debut globally with the first
two episodes on Friday, May 13, 2022, followed by one new episode weekly,
every Friday through June 10.
Set in Victorian England featuring a star studded cast led by Danes, Tom
Hiddleston, Frank Dillane, Clémence Poésy and Hayley Squires, “The Essex
Serpent” follows London widow Cora Seaborne (Danes) who moves to Essex to
investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms a surprising bond of
science and skepticism with the local pastor (Hiddleston), but when tragedy
strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature.
“The Essex Serpent” is directed by BAFTA Award-nominee Clio Barnard,
written by BAFTA Award-nominee Anna Symon. Barnard and Symon also serve as
executive producers alongside Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain
Canning, Emile Sherman and Patrick Walters. The series is produced for
Apple TV+ by See-Saw Films.