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Apple TV+ unveils trailer for 'The Essex Serpent' drama

Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes in "The Essex Serpent"

A first-look trailer at the Apple TV+ dramatization of Sarah Perry's "The Essex Serpent" novel has been released ahead of its May 13 premiere.

From See-Saw Films, the production company behind Apple TV+ hit "Slow Horses," the six-episode series stars Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston. First announced in August 2020, it's set in Victorian times, and sees Danes playing a woman investigating reports of a mythical serpent.

"She forms a surprising bond of science and skepticism with the local pastor (Hiddleston)," says Apple in a press release, "but when tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature."

The miniseries is dramatized by Anna Symon, previously known for the BBC/PBS drama, "Mrs Wilson." The first two episodes will stream from May 13, with each of the following four premiering weekly on Fridays.