Who is the cast of new Apple TV+ period drama The Essex Serpent?

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The Essex Serpent is an adaptation of Sarah Perry’s bestselling novel of the same name.

The Victorian-era series follows widow Cora Seaborne, who moves to Essex from London to investigate rumors of a mythical snake terrorizing a local village.

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Blamed for bringing the snake to the village following a tragedy, Seaborne must unravel the mystery in this chilling drama.

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The series is an adaptation of Sarah Perry’s second novel, published in 2016.

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Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston in The Essex Serpent (Credit: Apple TV+)

Who is in the cast of The Essex Serpent?

Tom Hiddleston as Will Ransome

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Will is a vicar living in the village of Aldwinter, with whom Cora forms a bond during her investigation.

Tom Hiddleston is a screen legend best known for his iconic role as Loki in six Marvel films and the Disney Plus TV series and animated series of the same name, What If…?

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Hiddleston’s other credits include War Horse, Midnight in Paris, Crimson Peak and High Rise.

Tom Hiddleston in The Essex Serpent

Claire Danes as Cora Seaborne

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Cora is an intellectual and widow who recently got out of an abusive relationship and comes to Aldwinter to investigate an interesting new case.

Danes is a multi-award winning actress, best known for her roles as Carrie Mathison in ‘Homeland’ and as Juliet in Baz Luhrmann’s Shakespeare adaptation ‘Romeo + Juliet’.

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Clemence Poésy as Stella Ransome

Stella is Will’s doting wife who also befriends Cora despite falling ill during the series.

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Poésy played Fleur Delacour in three installments of the Harry Potter franchise and also starred in In Bruges and Tenet.

Poésy plays a fictionalized version of herself in the Amazon comedy series Ten Percent.

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Frank Dillane as Luke Garrett

Luke is a village doctor who falls in love with Cora over the course of the series.

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Dillane is known for playing Shugs in the sci-fi mystery series Sense8 and Christophe in the drama series The Girlfriend Experience.

Claire Danes in The Essex Serpent.

Martha is Cora’s companion who is also involved in a love affair with Dr. Garrett gets implicated.

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Squires previously starred in the crime series Collateral as Laurie Stone and in the romantic comedy Adult Material, where she played Hayley Burrows.

Dixie Egerickx as Jo Ransome

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Jo is the Ransomes’ eldest daughter, who was taken care of by Dr. Garrett is hypnotized as part of the investigation into the mystery of the snake.

Egerickx starred as Mary in the 2020 remake of The Secret Garden and as Edie in the war novel Summerland.

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Other performers

Other cast members include: Michael Jibson as Matthew Evansford, Lily-Rose Aslandogdu as Naomi Banks, Jamael Westman as Dr. George Spencer, Ryan Reffell as John Ransome and Zoë Scott as the maid.

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How can I watch The Essex Serpent on TV?

The first two episodes of The Essex Serpent will air May 13 on Apple TV+.

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The series consists of six episodes and episodes three through six are released weekly, with the final episode airing on June 10.

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