The Society of Magicians makes a house call in 1st clip for Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Here's the first extended clip for the BBC's seven-part adaptation of Susanna Clarke's addictive historical-fantasy novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, with Honeyfoot (Brian Pettifer) and Segundus (Edward Hogg) of the York Society of Magicians paying a visit to the mysterious candlelit library of Mr. Norrell, a reclusive conjuror who hopes to bring the fine art of magic back to England after a prolonged absense. 

Last week we introduced you to the full-length trailer of this mesmerizing tale of dueling 19th-century magicians, and BBC One's new clip leaves us spellbound for its broadcast debut sometime this summer.  Directed by Toby Haynes (Doctor Who, Being Human) and adapted by Peter Harness (Wallander, Doctor Who), the lavish production stars Eddie Marsan and Bertie Carval as the competing pair of proud prestidigitators. 

Have a look at Mr. Norrell's fantastic magical library and tell us if this ambitious BBC series will lure you into its mystical embrace.

(Via Dread Central)

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