The Essex Serpent Adaptation

The Essex Serpent Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far

The Essex Serpent adaptation, based on the book by Sarah Perry, has been in the works since it entered pre-production in 2020. Those who love historical fiction and mythical creatures will want to keep up to date on this adaptation.

The book was published in 2016 and went on to win the Book of the Year Award for both Waterstones and the British Book Awards.
 
This page was updated: 3/16/22
 
About The Book: Newly widowed Cora, who, having been released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex. She is intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area. Moving between Essex and London, myth and modernity, Cora Seaborne’s spirited search for the Essex Serpent encourages all around her to test their allegiance to faith or reason in an age of rapid scientific advancement.
 
bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
 
Current Production Status: Finished, given a release date for Spring 2022.
 
Timeline:
May 2016- book published.
August 2020- Apple issues series order.
February 2021- filming started.
June 2021- filming finished.
May 13th, 2022- First episode(s) release on AppleTV+.
 
Who Owns The Rights: Apple TV and See-Saw Films
 
Who Is Attached: Tom Hiddleston, Claire Danes, and Clémence Poésy (Kiera Knightly dropped out in October 2020)
 
Estimated Release: May 13th, 2022.
 
Previous mentions on AiLL: 2022 Books To Screen Adaptations
 

Happy Reading!!
~Alison

The Essex Serpent Adaptation

The Essex Serpent Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far