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The Essex Serpent

British actor Tom Hiddleston is joined by Homeland’s Claire Danes for a series that seethes with strangeness and mysticism. While Yorkshire’s Clio Barnard brings her poetic eye to a fantastical story about foggy salt marshes, fossil-hunting, friendship and fear of the unknown.


  • Clio Barnard


  • Claire Danes
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Frank Dillane
  • Clémence Poésy
  • Hayley Squires


Amateur palaeontologist Cora Seaborne (Claire Danes) moves to Essex to investigate rumours of a mythical sea dragon. Whilst there, she develops a friendship with Reverend William Ransome (Tom Hiddleston), but when tragedy strikes, locals accuse Cora of awakening the beast.