BBC One’s adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is getting closer to an actual premiere date! BBC One has released the first full-length trailer for the miniseries, and according to The A.V. Club, it will begin airing next month.
The trailer sees Mr. Norrell summoning the man with the thistle-down hair, setting into motion the faeries’ havoc-wreaking plan; and Jonathan Strange pledging himself as Norrell’s friend and assistant, only for something to come between the two magicians.
Here’s the synopsis for the first part of the miniseries:
Set at the beginning of the 19th-century, England no longer believes in practical magic. The reclusive Mr Norrell (Eddie 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 (Marc Warren) to bring Lady Pole (Alice Englert) back from the dead, opening a whole can of worms…
And here’s the trailer: