The magical, mysterious, and above-all 19th-century-English duo of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell get their screen debut in this trailer for the upcoming BBC America program. Starring Eddie Marsan as Strange and Bertie Carvel as Norrell, the show appears to ramp up the novel's understated oddity with a generous pinch of creepiness.
If you're not familiar with the book, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell follows the only two actual magicians left in 19th century England, exploring why practical magic has fallen out of use and some of the consequences of trying to bring it back. Like if Wuthering Heights was about wizards instead of vague ghost metaphors.
The seven-part mini-series will begin airing on BBC America on June 13 at 10 pm EDT / 9 CDT.