New Apple Original limited series “The Essex Serpent,” starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston, debuts trailer ahead of global premiere on Friday, May 13 on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ today 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 of the same name. “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.

Set in Victorian England featuring a star studded cast led by Danes, 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 a surprising bond of science and skepticism with the local pastor (Hiddleston), but when tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature.

“The Essex Serpent” is directed by BAFTA Award nominee Clio Barnard and 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.

Apple TV+, the studio behind Academy Award Best Picture recipient “CODA,” is home to award-winning Apple Originals from today’s most imaginative storytellers. Apple TV+ offers compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with more than 200 awards and over 900 nominations in less than two years.

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