Follow along as The Essex Serpent goes from 'sketch to screen'

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

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has shared a new promotional video for The Essex Serpent.
  • The video focuses on the impact clothing has on the show's characters.
  • The Essex Serpent is available to stream on Apple TV+ now.

Apple TV+ has today released a new promo video for the period drama The Essex Serpent starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston. The video takes a closer look at the costumes the pair wear and what they mean to the story through the show's first season.

Available to stream on Apple TV+ now, The Essex Serpent is the latest in a line of must-watch shows but throughout the season it's the costumes that stand out almost as much as the stars. This promo video discusses the change one character's costume brings about in particular.

Set in Victorian England featuring a star studded cast led by Claire Danes, Tom Hiddleston, Frank Dillane, Clémence Poésy and Hayley Squires, #TheEssexSerpent follows London widow Cora Seaborne (Danes) who moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms surprising bond of science and skepticism with the local vicar (Hiddleston), but when tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature.

Through the first season, we see Danes' character Cora change in more ways than one. What starts out as a very straight-laced character, with clothes to match, soon changes into someone who goes on a journey of discovery — and her wardrobe reflects that. It's a similar story for other characters and you can see how it all pans out in the Apple TV+ show right now.

You'll need to be an Apple TV+ subscriber, of course, but it's great value at just $4.99 per month. It's also available as part of the Apple One subscription bundle which is a no-brainer for fans of Apple Music and other Apple services.

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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.