A fresh fantasy project on BBC One named “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell” was given a start in the last year. As the series is not renewed, some doubts can appear now that the resumption is ever to take place. This is quite disappointing but let’s not hang down our heads so far.
Making a sketch pf the fantasy show
The genre of fantasy stays now as one of the most popular chosen for creating serials. To this pack Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, the project broadcasted on BBC One is referred. The airing was held also in the USA by BBC America starting, however, a little bit later than in the UK, in particular in June 2015.
Traditionally, the fantasy series cannot be created from the ground up. The fantastical story should have its solid ground. In this case, it is the eponymous novel penned by Susanna Clarke.
The script adaptation of the novel was made by Peter Harness (Doctor Who, Case Histories, and Wallander). The direction is here behind Toby Haynes. Such executives as Tally Garner (Boy A, The Midnight Beast), Justin Thomson- Patrick Irwin (Wake Wood, Affinity), Gover (The Fall, Sweeney Todd), Nick Marston (Broken, London Road), Matthew Read (Tatau, Only God Forgives), and including also some others have been working on the first and so far the latest season with its launching dating back to May 2015. It is packed with seven full-fledged parts.
The acting crew is star-studded including such celebrities as Bertie Carvel as Jonathan Strange, Samuel West as Ariyon Bakare as Stephen Black, Sir Walter Pole, Charlotte Riley as Arabella, Enzo Cilenti as Childermass, Alice Englert as Lady Pole, Eddie Marsan as Mr. Norrell, Claudia Jessie as Mary, and surely some others.
The story was set in the previous century when magic was not much often exploited but practically everyone was aware of it. The story takes place specifically in England and historically backgrounded revolving around the starting period of the Industrial Revolution.
The main characters here are named Mr. Norrell and Jonathan Strange. The watchers of the series are following their lives in those times.
Reviews and possibility of future resumption
The series appreciation was much favorable with critical opinion pointing out that the series adaptation is conveying the atmosphere of the novel stiffly accurately.
Concluding from such successful results, the series has got implausible chances of the future resumption. But can the following installments ever appear? The pioneering chapter was launched far long ago last year. And since then nothing has been heard of the project.
In any case, the only thing to do for us is to wait for the official statement in the hope that the Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell season 2 release date will appear this year. So let’s keep our fingers crossed and stay tuned in case the situation is changed.