Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is a historical fantasy TV series created in the UK. The series is based on a novel written by Susanna Clarke with the same title. The release was carried out by BBC One with the first season release date on the 17th of May 2015. Season one concluded on the 28th of June 2015. It received several BAFTA awards and British Film Institute calls it one of the most significant projects created on British television of 2015. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell season 2 release date hasn’t been announced yet.
The action revolves in England in the time of Napoleonic wars at the start of the 19th century. That’s an alternative story of that time intercepted with the use and practice of magic in everyday life. Mr. Norrell lives in the rural north. He can make York Minister statues move and talk like humans. Childermass is his manservant. One day they get to London to help their government in the war with France. In London Mr. Norrell gets acquainted with one of the important members of the government. He brings his fiancée back to life and makes magic widely acknowledged. Jonathan Strange encounters Vinculus – a magician. He also tries to find a decent profession to make his love Arabella satisfied. Strange gets to know that his destiny is to become the greatest magician of the world. That’s why he starts studying magic.
The cast includes Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley, Alice Englert, Samuel West, Enzo Cilenti and others.
The reception was mostly positive. Rotten Tomatoes gave it 90% rating and Metacritic gave it 71 point rating out of a 100 possible. The show received four BAFTA Awards.
Evan Ferguson called the show Harry Potter for adults. However, from his point of view, the show is snakier and thrilling. Nick Horton that it was one of the best dramas of the year. Louisa Mellor said that the series had the rare power to engulf and can be swallowed in a single gulp. Every new episode is a marvelous chapter. David Wiegand called the show exquisitely executed.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell turned out to be one of the best TV adaptions of the channel. It’s not boring and it’s truly engaging. The performances are appealing together with the plot.
Second Season Air Date
The producers keep silent about the continuation of the Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell series. The series turned out to be extremely attractive to the audience, but all we have to do is wait for the news. When we get to know more about the fate of the project and its possible release, we will share it in our updates.