Victorian era. Very little is known about medicine yet, but there are already people who are trying to do the unimaginable — to do heart surgery. The widowed Cora doesn’t seem to care at all after her husband’s death and easily communicates with his former doctor, Luke Garrett. She becomes interested in surgery and the Essex Serpent, known as a mystical creature…
“The Essex Serpent ss 2”: release date, announcement
The continuation of the mystical drama “The Essex Serpent” has not been officially announced, but everything suggests that the viewer will see new episodes. The high ratings of the first season, the excellent acting and interesting plot, as well as the initial desire of the producers to create a long-running project — are these not words of hope that guarantee the return of the main characters to our screens? It is believed that the premiere of the season 2 of “The Essex Serpent” will take place closer to the spring of 2023, while filming will most likely begin in the summer of 2022.
Cora’s marriage was a nightmare. Huge scars still remain on her body, reminding her of her husband’s sadomasochistic inclinations. She was his exemplary wife for many years and breathed a sigh of relief at the time of his death, as the torment came to an end.
Cora became friends with a successful doctor who spoke with interest about his success in surgery. But soon she remembered her own hobbies. In the village of Aldwinter, which is located in Essex, there is a belief that a serpent swims out of the water for sinners. He takes the life of anyone who lives an unholy life. Local pastor Will believes in God so much that he does not accept any facts that literally scream that a monster really lives in the swamps.
This is where Cora goes to find evidence of the existence of a mystical monster. She quickly finds a common language with the pastor and his family, even if they were of different faiths. Without thinking twice, her friend Luke decides to go after Cora for a couple of days. But he soon realizes that his courtship is useless to a widowed lady. In addition, Will has a strong influence on the woman, which both resist.
Both of them are brought up, Cora is afraid to even think that she might have a relationship with a married man. Will, on the other hand, loves his family and has never thought about an affair with another woman. But some monstrous force attracts them to each other. Soon, the first evidence of the existence of a swamp creature emerging from the depths is found. One of the victims is Will’s daughter…
What does religious Will have to learn about his judgments? What consequences await him if people realize that the pastor wants to have an affair with a widow? How will a trip to Essex end for Luke, and will Cora ever reciprocate his bold advances?
Actors and their roles
- Cora — a widow and the victim of a tyrant husband who burned her neck with a horse brand; after his death from illness, Cora decided to spend time studying the legend of the serpent, but when she arrived in the village, she began to have dreams where she enters into a relationship with her husband, and then the pastor — Claire Danes.
- Martha — Cora’s maid who accompanies her everywhere; has a trusting relationship with the owner and can even afford some frivolity — Hayley Squires.
- Will — the local pastor; becomes frustrated with his judgment as he starts to have visions of physical intimacy with Cora, later coming true; hates himself for the suffering of his wife, who understands that something is happening to her husband — Tom Hiddleston.
- Luke — a successful surgeon; wanted to operate on the husband of Cora, but he decided that he would go to the other world the way God created him, without a single scar; treated Cora with kindness, invited her to open operations, which he conducted as a training material for other specialists — Frank Dillane.
- Stella — Will’s wife; a pretty lady, outwardly similar to Cora, but more calm and reasonable — Clémence Poésy.
- The TV show “The Essex Serpent” has become a real exclusive for Apple TV +, since there were no similar projects here for a long time, and the participation of Tom Hiddleston provided the picture with high ratings. In recent years, the actor has been at the peak of popularity, especially after his role as the god Loki (TV series “Loki“) for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- The project is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by writer Sarah Perry. The announcement of the project was launched back in August 2020, but the pandemic pushed back the scheduled dates.
- The main character was supposed to play Keira Knightley, known for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series, but during the pandemic, she began to participate in another project and refused to become Tom Hiddleston’s colleague on the set of “The Essex Serpent”.
- Claire Danes became the first actress approved for a role in the project. The latest was Clémence Poésy, whose resemblance to Claire was, according to director Clio Barnard, an added bonus. He believes that the same facial features of Will’s wife and lover create for the viewer the effect of the reality of what is happening, since in life men also often choose similar women.
The Essex Serpent Season 2: release date
|Number||Series title||Release date|
|2x01||Series 1||spring 2023|
|2x02||Series 2||spring 2023|
|2x03||Series 3||spring 2023|
|2x04||Series 4||spring 2023|
|2x05||Series 5||spring 2023|
|2x06||Series 6||spring 2023|