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Cast Announced for BBC America's Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Way back in April we got word that BBC America is expanding its "Supernatural Saturday" lineup in 2014 to include a seven-part "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell" miniseries, based on the novel by Susanna Clarke. Today we know who the cast members are.

From the Press Release:

Eddie Marsan (pictured; "Ray Donovan," The Worlds End) and Olivier award-winning Bertie Carvel (Restless, "Primeval") have been cast in BBC America’s co-production "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell," based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness ("Wallander," Is Anybody There?). The new seven-part drama series is to premiere as part of the channel’s Supernatural Saturday.

Further casting includes Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa, Beautiful Creatures), Marc Warren ("The Good Wife," "Hustle"), Samuel West ("Mr Selfridge," "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond"), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights, Easy Virtue), Enzo Cilenti ("Prisoners Wives," "Rome"), and Paul Kaye ("Game of Thrones,
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BBC America Announces Co-Production of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

BBC America has announced that it is coproducing a seven-part adaptation of the giant book that has been sitting on my shelf for years, that I will now avoid until after the series airs in 2014, entitled Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, as an upcoming segment of its Supernatural Saturdays programming block.

BBC America To Co-produce Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Seven part series for Supernatural Saturday is based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke

New York – Monday, April 8 – Announced today, BBC America is co-producing for Supernatural Saturday a new drama series, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness (Wallander, Is Anybody There?), Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (7 x 60) is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return. The series will premiere in 2014 as part of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday programming block.
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BBC America Adding Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell to its Supernatural Saturday Lineup

BBC America is expanding its "Supernatural Saturday" lineup in 2014, and we have all the early details for its upcoming seven-part "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" miniseries, based on the novel by Susanna Clarke.

From the Press Release:

BBC America is co-producing a new drama series, "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell." Based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness ("Wallander," Is Anybody There?), "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" (7 x 60) is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return. The series will premiere in 2014 as part of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday programming block.

The series is produced by Cuba Pictures (Boy A, Broken) for the BBC and co-produced by BBC America, in association with Feel Film, Bell Media’s Space, Far Moor, and Screen Yorkshire. It is distributed by Endemol Worldwide Distribution.

Toby Haynes ("Doctor Who," "Sherlock," "Wallander") directs, Nick Hirschkorn
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BBC1 Orders ‘Strange’ Series & Dramas From ‘Downton’ Producer, ‘Being Human’ Creator

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Ramping up its event drama output, BBC One has commissioned three new series for 2013. Period fantasy drama Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell is a six-part series based on the best-selling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Wallander‘s Peter Harness. The book is an alternate history of England set during the Napoleonic Wars and focusing on a magician and his apprentice who use their powers to help the government but who are ultimately pitted against one another. New Line optioned the movie rights back in 2005 with Christopher Hampton adapting, but the film was never made. The series is produced by Cuba Pictures in association with Feel Film and Farmoor. Cuba recently produced Rufus Norris’ well-received festival title Broken. Toby Haynes, who directed the Season 2 Sherlock finale, The Reichenbach Fall, is helming. Nick Hirschkorn and Nick Marston are producers, Justin Thomson-Glover, Patrick Irwin and Matthew Read are exec producers. Teaming with Carnival Films,
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