Edith Wharton’s 'The Buccaneers' sails onto Apple TV+ in Nov.

Edith Wharton’s The Buccaneers sails onto Apple TV+ in November


The Buccaneers on Apple TV+
In case you skipped LIT 101, there are no pirates in The Buccaneers.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is adapting Edith Wharton’s unfinished novel The Buccaneers into a drama series set to debut in fall 2023. It follows a group of American heiresses setting out to marry British aristocrats.

On Wednesday, the streaming service released the first images from the upcoming eight-part series.

The Buccaneers is the last work from an American icon

Edith Wharton was an author of the Gilded Age. She not only wrote about the American aristocracy, she lived it, being from a wealthy New York family herself. Wharton became the first woman to take home the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. (She won for her 1920 novel, The Age of Innocence.)

Wharton died before finishing The Buccaneers, but left a detailed outline. It was published in both the unfinished form and as completed by Marion Mainwaring.

The Apple TV+ description for its upcoming drama series says:

“A group of fun-loving young American girls explode into the tightly corseted London season of the 1870s, kicking off an Anglo-American culture clash as the land of the stiff upper lip is infiltrated by a refreshing disregard for centuries of tradition. Sent to secure husbands and titles, the buccaneers’ hearts are set on much more than that, and saying “I do” is just the beginning.”

Kristine Frøseth in 'The Buccaneers' on Apple TV+
Kristine Frøseth is one of the stars of The Buccaneers.
Photo: Apple TV+

The Buccaneers stars Kristine Frøseth as Nan St. George, Alisha Boe as Conchita Closson, Critics Choice nominee Josie Totah as Mabel Elmsworth, Aubri Ibrag as Lizzy Elmsworth, Imogen Waterhouse as Jinny St. George and Mia Threapleton as Honoria Marable. SAG Award winner Christina Hendricks stars in the series as Mrs. St. George.

Katherine Jakeways created the series and wrote the screenplay. It’s directed by BAFTA winner Susanna White.

Christina Hendricks in 'The Buccaneers' on Apple TV+
Christina Hendricks also stars in The Buccaneers.
Photo: Apple TV+

Coming in November

The Buccaneers is scheduled to debut on Apple TV+ on Wednesday, November 8, 2023. The first three episodes will play that night, followed by one new episode each week. Access comes with a $6.99-per-month subscription to the streaming service.

Watch on Apple TV

Those eagerly awaiting the series might enjoy Dickinson, an Apple TV+ comedy/drama about life of Emily Dickinson … sort of. It made our list of the best shows on Apple TV+.

Source: Apple TV+


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