Apple TV+ has dropped the trailer for the new limited series, The Essex Serpent.
The series stars Emmy and SAG Award-winner Claire Danes and Emmy Award-nominee Tom Hiddleston.
It is based on Sarah Perry’s bestselling novel of the same title. It debuts on May 13 with two episodes. A new episode will air weekly every Friday through June 10.
The series explores science vs religion
The series is set in Victorian England and follows London widow Cora Seaborne (Danes) who moves to the town to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms a surprising bond of science and skepticism with the local pastor (Hiddleston). Tragedy strikes, with locals accusing her of attracting the creature.
The Essex Serpent also stars Frank Dillane, Hayley Squires, Clémence Poésy and Jamael Westman.
The series is produced for Apple TV+ by See-Saw Films
BAFTA Award-nominee Clio Barnard is directing. The series is written by BAFTA Award-nominee Anna Symon. Barnard and Symon are also executive producers alongside Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Patrick Walters.