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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR NORRELL (BBC AMERICA)
Premieres in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (7 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from BBC America's press release, October 2013) Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan, The Worlds End) and Olivier award-winning Bertie Carvel (Restless, Matilda) have been cast in BBC AMERICA's co-production, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness (Wallander, Is Anybody There?). The new seven-part drama series to premiere as part of the channel's Supernatural Saturday. Further casting includes Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa, Beautiful Creatures), Marc Warren (The Good Wife, Hustle), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge, Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights, Easy Virtue), Enzo Cilenti (Prisoners Wives, Rome) and Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones, Stella). 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 (Cilenti), he goes to London to help the government in the war against Napoleon. It is there Norrell summons a fairy to bring Lady Pole (Englert) back from the dead, opening a whole can of worms...
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alice Englert as Lady Pole
· Bertie Carvel as Jonathan Strange
· Charlotte Riley as Arabella
· Eddie Marsan as Mr. Norrell
· Enzo Cilenti as Childermass
· Marc Warren as TBA
· Paul Kaye as Vinculus
· Samuel West as TBA
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dixie Linder as EP
· Matthew Read as EP (BBC)
· Nick Marston as EP
· Patrick Irwin as EP
· Peter Harness as CRTR/EP
· Susanna Clarke as BOOK
· Tally Garner as EP
· Thomson-Glover as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Cuba Pictures
· Endemol Worldwide Distribution
· Far Moor