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New Apple Original limited series “The Essex Serpent,” starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston Debuts May 13th

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Apple TV+ unveiled the trailer for “The Essex Serpent,” the new limited series starring Emmy and SAG Award-winner Claire Danes and Emmy Award-nominee Tom Hiddleston, and based on Sarah Perry’s bestselling novel. “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.

The story is set in Victorian England and features a star studded cast led by Danes, Tom Hiddleston, Frank Dillane, Clémence Poésy and Hayley Squires. “The Essex Serpent” follows London widow Cora Seaborne ,played by Danes, who moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms a surprising bond with the local pastor, played by Tom Hiddleston, but when tragedy strikes, the 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.

Check out the trailer below:

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