I have not read “The Essex Serpent” by Sarah Perry, so I don’t know if the snake it’s named for is real, a metaphor, regional folklore, or some combination of the three. I do know that the six-part Apple TV+ adaptation stars Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston, gives off some serious “Wuthering Heights” vibes, and is built around love triangles and sexual tension you could cut with a knife. Honestly, that’s all I need to care about this show.
Adapted by Anna Symon (“Mrs. Wilson”) and directed by Clio Barnard (“Dark River”), the Victorian-set “Essex Serpent” follows the newly widowed Cora Seaborne (Danes) as she makes her way from London
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