BBC AMERICA To Co-Produce Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell For Supernatural Saturday
The series is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return.
Announced this morning, BBC AMERICA is co-producing a new drama series for Supernatural Saturday, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness (Wallander, Is Anybody There?). The series will premiere in 2014 on BBC AMERICA.
Nick Marston CEO of Cuba Pictures says:
“The production has now developed into a seven part series and we are delighted that Peter Harness is well on the way to completing all seven hours. He has just delivered episode five and, with Toby Haynes (Doctor Who, Sherlock, Wallander) on board to direct, we are in an excellent position to begin pre-production later this month with production due to start filming in late summer.”
Richard De Croce, SVP Programming, BBC AMERICA says:
“Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is one of our next big series for our Supernatural Saturday block, as Susanna Clarke’s stories transcend borders and are perfect for our US audience. It’s another high-end drama for BBC AMERICA and we’re proud to be working with Cuba Pictures and BBC One.”
More details are available here.