BBC America has finally set a summer premiere date for Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, based on the bestselling novel from Susanna Clarke. The seven-part miniseries, set in 19th-century England, was adapted for the small screen by Peter Harness (Wallander, Is Anybody There?).
The story takes place during a time when England has ceased to believe in practical magic until the reclusive Mr. Norrell (Eddie Marsan) steps in to remind everyone what it is they’re missing. But another brilliant budding magician, Jonathan Strange (Bertie Carvel), has mystical ambitions of his own, and the two open up the world to the enchanting—and often dangerous—side of the supernatural.
Part fantasy, part reimagined historical drama, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell will debut Saturday, June 13 at 10 p.m. on BBC America.