Sunday, 26 April 2015


The BBC has released a new trailer for its upcoming seven-episode adaptation of Susanna Clarke's novel, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

The series is set to begin on BBC1 (in the UK) and BBC America in May, with a DVD and Blu-Ray release planned for August.The series stars Eddie Marsan as Mr. Norrell, the last practising magician in England. With the Napoleonic Wars in full swing, the British government calls upon Mr. Norrell's magical aid. Norrell is soon contacted by Jonathan Strange (Bertie Carvel), a young, up-and-coming magician who wants to learn from Norrell. However, their relationship soon sours. In the meantime, the mysterious Gentleman with Thistledown Hair (Marc Warren) is inadvertently summoned to England and takes an unhealthy interest in events.

The novel was originally published in 2004 and was a massive best-seller on both sides of the Atlantic. Clarke published a related short story collection, The Ladies of Grace Adieu, in 2006 and has occasionally hinted that she is working on another novel in the same universe.


Tony Laplume said...

Gets me excited for this all over again!

Alex Walsh said...

I'm torn on this. The BBC are exceptionally good at making trailers but not quite as good at making TV shows that look good AND have a great script.

Fingers crossed though, as it's another brilliant trailer

Anonymous said...

@Alex Walsh

Check out recent BBC's masterpiece "Wolf Hall".


Alex Walsh said...


Wolf Hall was pretty good, but then one of the 2 production companies involved in making it (Playground I think), also made the White Queen, which looked similarly lush. Fingers crossed eh :)