The Essex Serpent: Miniseries

The Essex Serpent: Miniseries

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Emmy-winner Claire Danes (Homeland) and Emmy-nominee Tom Hiddleston (Loki) lead this adaptation of Sarah Perry's urban legend mystery novel. More

Newly widowed Cora (Danes), having being 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.

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2022Rating: TV-14USASee-Saw Films
Drama

Streaming (1 Provider)

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

The Blackwater

London widow Cora Seaborne relocates to Essex to learn the... More truth about a rumored “sea dragon.” When a local girl goes missing, fears escalate.

EPISODE 1.2

Matters of the Heart

Cora moves to Aldwinter, but the grieving villagers don’t welcome... More her. Naomi struggles with her guilt about what happened to Gracie.

EPISODE 1.3

Falling

After fishermen claim they were attacked by the serpent, Cora... More becomes more determined to understand what’s in the water.

EPISODE 1.4

Everything Is Blue

Luke throws a birthday party for Cora. During an eventful... More night, Cora and Will get closer—and Luke notices Stella is hiding something.

EPISODE 1.5
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Due: 3 Jun 2022

I Break Things

Cora tries to put things behind her, but a chance... More encounter makes that complicated. Stella gets some bad news.

EPISODE 1.6
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Due: 10 Jun 2022

Episode 6

:( Episode synopsis not known. Yet.

The Essex Serpent: Miniseries | Reviews

77%35 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Stuff

Stuff

Gritty, pithy, compelling drama that’s one of the most accomplished and engrossing shows of the year so far.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There’s a lot going on... not all of it successful, though the mini-series is generally handsome, literate and quite well acted.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

At least the drama lights up whenever Hiddleston appears on screen. Because it’s otherwise desperately dreary...

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Slash Film

Slash Film

Ultimately a picturesque, spellbinding Gothic romance with a penchant for atmospheric spookiness...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Claire Danes is radiant as Cora Seaborne...

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

The Essex Serpent is a six-episode slog through dramatically murky and not particularly deep waters.

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Total Film

Total Film

There’s great chemistry between the two leads, who play their roles with empathy and subtlety.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s a darkly sensual gothic musing on faith, rationality and temptation.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It’s a lot for a TV drama, but it’s such an unusual story there’s little chance to be anything but enchanted...

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Financial Times

Financial Times

Gripping if sometimes overwrought...

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The Essex Serpent: Miniseries | Release Details

The Essex Serpent: Miniseries is available to stream in the United Kingdom now on Apple TV+.