Apple TV+ Claire Danes to Star in ‘Essex Serpent’ Series

Claire Danes

Claire Danes will take over for Keira Knightley as the star of “The Essex Serpent.” Ms. Knightley had exited the role in October due to COVID-19 concerns (via Variety).

Claire Danes Stars in The Essex Serpent

Ms. Danes is a a four-time Golden Globe winner and a three-time Emmy winner. She has previously starred in roles for “Romeo + Juliet” with Leonardo DiCaprio and “The Hours” with Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Julianne Moore.

”The Essex Serpent” is an upcoming series for Apple TV+ based on a novel by the same name from Sarah Perry. After escaping an abusive marriage, newly widowed Cora (Danes) moves from Victorian London to a small village called Aldwinter in Essex. She is intrigued by rumors that claim a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned.

“The Essex Serpent” will be directed by Clio Bernard with Anna Symon serving as head writer. Both will also executive produce along with Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Patrick Walters, Iain Canning, and Emile Sherman. Andrea Cornwell will serve as producer. See-Saw Films will produce for Apple.

One thought on “Apple TV+ Claire Danes to Star in ‘Essex Serpent’ Series

  • Well considering Apple is a total failure on anything GREEN or PROGRESSIVE such as a “car” (or bike, 3 wheeler, solar, new battery tech – basically ANYTHING other than toy phones), I guess they have no chocie but to pander to the lowest form of human existence – watching a screen while being marketed to…. Nice. FU Apple – I took my APPL a year ago and put it in TSLA and made a fortune – I would like to thank Apple for losing the plot completely to make crappy phones that need updating YEARLY as a “business model”, built by slave labor all while dodging taxes. At least Apple afforded me the chance to buy a truly GREAT company stock with a leader that makes Jobs look like the one trick punter he was. Bye bye Apple; don’t need you any more. ⏚

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