Apple TV+ hosts the London premiere of 'The Essex Serpent' starring Tom Hiddleston & Claire Danes

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Apple Tv The Essex Serpent Key Art 16 (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has held the London premiere for the period drama The Essex Serpent.
  • The Essex Serpent will star Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes.
  • The big new Apple TV+ addition will arrive on screens on May 13.

Apple TV+ yesterday held the London premiere for the upcoming period drama The Essex Serpent. The event took place at the Ha, Yard Hotel with attendees including Claire Danes, Tom Hiddleston, Clémence Poésy, Frank Dillane, Hayley Squires, Jamael Westman, Gerard Kearns, and Michael Jibson.

The upcoming Apple TV+ show will reach our screens on May 13 and is based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Perry.

"The Essex Serpent" follows London widow Cora Seaborne (Claire Danes) who moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms an unlikely bond with the village vicar (Tom Hiddleston), but when tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature. Based on the novel by Sarah Perry.

Oddly, Apple TV+ is yet to share a trailer for the new show. But the names involved are surely enough to pique the interest.

The Essex Serpent Premiere

The Essex Serpent Premiere (Image credit: Apple TV+)

Those who want to watch the latest Apple TV+ show will need to be a subscriber, of course. Priced at $4.99 per month the streamer might be some of the best value around right now. Those already paying for Apple Music and Apple Arcade or other Apple services should also consider Apple One — a subscription bundle that could potentially save some money.

If you want to enjoy The Essex Serpent in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.