Apple TV+ has ordered a new series inspired by Edith Wharton’s final novel, “The Buccaneers,” with Kristine Froseth (“The Assistant”) and Alisha Boe (“13 Reasons Why”) set to star. Deadline reports that Susanna White (“Bleak House”) will direct, and creator Katherine Jakeways (“Tracey Ullman’s Show”) is penning the as-yet untitled eight part drama.
Currently in production in Scotland, the series will follow a group of fun-loving young American women who shake things up when they “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,” the source teases.
Froseth (“The Assistant”) and Boe (“13 Reasons Why”) will play buccaneers Nan St. George and Conchita Closson respectively. Josie Totah (“Saved by the Bell”), Aubri Ibrag (“Dive Club”), Imogen Waterhouse (“The Outpost”), and Mia Threapleton (“A Little Chaos”) round out the cast.
Published in 1938, “The Buccaneers” was unfinished at the time of Wharton’s passing a year prior.
White earned Emmy nominations for directing a BBC miniseries based on “Jane Eyre” starring Ruth Wilson and an episode of HBO’s “Generation Kill.” She won a Best Drama Serial BAFTA award for “Bleak House” and was nominated for another for miniseries “Parade’s End.” Her other small screen credits include “The Deuce” and “Boardwalk Empire.” She’s helmed three features: “Woman Walks Ahead,” “Our Kind of Traitor,” and “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.”
Froseth has also appeared in series “The First Lady” and “American Horror Stories,” and she stars in Lena Dunham’s upcoming feature “Sharp Stick.”
Boe’s other credits include Karen Maine’s “Yes, God, Yes,” and “When You Finish Saving the World,” a drama about a mother and son that premiered at Sundance this year.
Source by womenandhollywood.com