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Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston star in The Essex Serpent

Today, Apple TV+ revealed a glimpse at The Essex Serpent, and announced that the much anticipated six-episode Apple Original limited series based on Sarah Perry’s bestselling novel of the same name will debut globally with its first two episodes on Friday, May 13, 2022.

Starring a stellar cast led by Emmy and SAG Award winner Claire Danes, Emmy Award nominee 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 an unlikely bond with the village vicar (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.

“The Essex Serpent” will premiere alongside an expanding lineup of highly anticipated series making their global debut soon on Apple TV+, including “WeCrashed,” the new limited series starring Academy Award-winners Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway and premiering this Friday, March 18; “Pachinko,” the Korean, Japanese, and English-language drama based on the acclaimed novel by the same name premiering globally on Apple TV+ on March 25; “Slow Horses,” the new espionage drama adapted from CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning Mick Herron’s novels tarring Academy Award winner Gary Oldman premiering on April 1; “Shining Girls,” a new metaphysical thriller starring and executive produced by Emmy Award-winner Elisabeth Moss, and based on Lauren Beukes’ bestselling novel premiering April 29; “Now and Then,” the new eight-episode bilingual and multi-layered thriller making its global debut on May 20, and more.

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