The Essex Serpent Trailer Starring Claire Danes & Tom Hiddleston

Apple TV+ has revealed the official trailer for its upcoming limited drama The Essex Serpent, starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston. The series is scheduled to premiere on May 13 with the first two episodes.

The Essex Serpent trailer, which you can check out below, features a widow as she tries to investigate the rumors behind the existence of a mythical beast, which has been terrifying the residents of a small town. It also highlights the forbidden romance between the widow and the small town’s pastor.

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“The miniseries follows newly widowed Cora who, having been released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area,” reads the synopsis.

The Essex Serpent is directed by Clio Barnard (Dark River) from a screenplay written by Anna Symon (Mrs. Wilson). Joining Danes and Hiddleston are Frank Dillane, Hayley Squires, Jamael Westman, Clémence Poésy, Dixie Egerickx, and Michael Jibson.

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The six-episode series adaptation is executive produced by Barnard, Symon, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Patrick Walters, Iain Canning, and Emile Sherman with Andrea Cornwell set as a producer. It is produced by See-Saw Films for Apple TV+.


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