The Essex Serpent, starring Tom Hiddleston as pastor Will Ransome and Claire Danes as Cora Seaborne, is now available on Apple TV+.
Following the disappearance of a little girl, legends of a fabled serpent have gained traction in an Essex town. The limited series is based on Sarah Perry’s novel.
What is the meaning of the Essex Serpent?
The residents of a little town in Essex, in Victorian England, believe they are being tormented by a sea snake.
Pastor Will Ransome (Hiddleston) isn’t buying it; how could such a thing exist? The unusual set-up creates an intriguing confrontation between faith, science, and superstition, which contrasts with modern times.
Cora, played by Danes, settles in the marshes in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the serpent and obtaining confirmation of its existence. When she arrives, though, her gaze is drawn to Will Ransome, and the story takes a love turn.
What’s the best way to watch The Essex Serpent?
The Essex Serpent is only available on Apple TV+. Apple’s streaming service costs $4.99 per month, and it’s also available in bundles like Apple One.
Apple TV+ unlocks all Apple original content, including premium movies and TV series. Prehistoric Planet, a dinosaur docuseries; Now and Then, a Maya Rudolph comedy; and the third season of Apple’s flagship alt-reality space drama For All Mankind are among the impending releases. View the entire inventory here.
Apple TV+ is available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV via the TV app. The TV app is also available for Amazon Fire TV, Roku sticks, PlayStation, Xbox, smart TVs, Comcast Xfinity, and other third-party platforms.
The Essex Serpent is a limited-edition six-part series. The first two episodes are now accessible. The rest of the season will air weekly, beginning on Friday, June 10th.