The adaptation of Edith Wharton’s unfinished final novel also stars Kristine Frøseth, Alisha Boe, and Aubri Ibrag


In need of a good period drama? Don’t worry, Apple TV+ has just revealed that they will be releasing a new eight-episode drama inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton’s unfinished final novel The Buccaneers on 8 November. 

The story follows a group of American girls making a splash in the world of 1870s London. What ensues involves a series of cultural clashes, secrets, and of course a lot of very beautiful Victorian dresses. 

Taking on the role of Mabel Elmsworth, Josie Totah (known for her roles on the Disney series Jessie and in Other People) will star alongside Kristine Frøseth, Alisha Boe, and Aubri Ibrag. Josie came out as a trans woman in 2018 through a moving essay in Time magazine

Edith Wharton has always been firmly wedged in the canon of influential books having written the likes of The Age Of Innocence and The House Of Mirth. This adaptation was filmed by an entirely female crew, headed up by the series creator Katherine Jakeways and directed by BAFTA Award winner Susanna White. 

We can’t wait to slip inside the world of London seasons, art, and most importantly secrets… 

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