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 & Mr Norrell is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return. (Source: BBC America)
England is in complete chaos as magic returns. Mr. Norrell takes shelter in his library and Jonathan confronts him, determined to defeat the Gentleman and free Arabella before the Faerie curse causes his death. Childermass attempts to undo the magic that keeps Emma Pole under the Gentleman’s power while Stephen becomes drawn ever deeper into the Gentleman’s web.
Recaps1x7: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell recap
: Sir Walter enters Parliament and reads reports from through England: mirrors have broken revealing lands beyond, and Jonathan has set magic loose upon the land... read more.1x6: The Black Tower recap
: In London, signs declaring that Jonathan is a fugitive are publicly posted. Norrell receives a copy of his former pupil’s book, studies the inscription to Arabella, and then thumbs through the pages. Crying, he places it on the table and concentrates, and the house vibrates... read more.1x5: Arabella recap
: At Belgium at the Battle of Waterloo, Jonathan summons rain to douse the flames from enemy fire. Grant says that they need flames to drive back the French at the gates, and Jonathan warns him that he can give them either rain or flames, but not both. A shot sets a nearby building on fire and Jonathan conjures water from a well and puts out the flames. The French scale the walls and fire, and Jonathan runs to the wall and enchants the vines. They come to life and attack the enemy on the walls, but others break through the gates... read more.1x4: All the Mirrors of the World recap
: The servant drags a screaming Emma upstairs, while other servants take the injured Childermass to the kitchen, place him on the table, and remove the bullet. Sir Walter arrives in Norrell’s study as the magician complains that his reputation has been ruined and the reputation of English magic along with it. When Sir Walter offers to take her away, Lascelles assures Norrell that they can claim a French spy shot at him. Once they put Emma in an asylum, the scandal will be silenced... read more.1x3: The Education of a Magician recap
: Emma dreams of the Gentleman bargaining with Norrell for half of her life, and then wakes up. She gets out of bed, takes out a dress, and cuts it up... read more.