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BBC One‘s adaptation of Susanna Clark‘s best seller Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell will be airing across the pond the May. It’s sure to make its way to the States quickly, either through BBC America or the back channels of the Internet. Take a look at the trailer below, you’ll recognize quite a few of the players involved beginning with the two leads Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan.Two magicians shall appear in England…

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 (Enzo Cilenti), he goes to London to help the government in the war against Napoleon. It is there Norrell summons a fairy (Warren) to bring Lady Pole (Englert) back from the dead, opening a whole can of worms…

Those that have read the book will be sure to tune in to see how things turn out in the small screen adaptation. Hopefully, it might also spark some interest in viewers to check out the books.

Via: Quiet Earth

Category: Books, TV

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