PBS has announced when the BBC’s recent TV adaptation of The Miniaturist will air in the US.
Adapted by John Brownlow from Jessie Burton’s internationally best-selling novel, the three 60-minute episodes aired on BBC One in the UK last Christmas.
The acclaimed mini-series will premiere on Masterpiece on PBS on Sunday 9 September at 9/8c.
Downton Abbey executive producer Rebecca Eaton previously commented: “The Miniaturist is a riveting book and this adaptation seems to have all the ingredients of the best Masterpiece productions: a page-turning plot, complex characters portrayed by gifted actors and a vivid setting – 17th-century Amsterdam.”
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The official synopsis for The Miniaturist reads: “In 1686, the 18 year-old Nella Oortman (Anya Taylor-Joy) knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. Full of hopes and dreams, she has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of wealthy merchant, Johannes Brandt (Alex Hassell). But instead of Johannes, she’s met by his cold sister Marin (Romola Garai) and their servants (Hayley Squires, Paapa Essiedu) and quickly realises that nothing is as it seems in the Brandt household.
“When Johannes finally appears he presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet that is a miniature replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive Miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror what is happening within the house in unexpected ways and seem to be predicting and unravelling the future with unsettling precision.
“As Nella begins to uncover its secrets and those of the Brandt household, she realizes the escalating dangers that await them all. Does the miniaturist hold their fate in her hands? And will she be the key to their salvation, or the architect of their downfall?”
The Miniaturist is available to order on DVD on Amazon now.
The cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Romola Garai (The Hour) and Alex Hassell (Suburbicon), alongside Paapa Essiedu (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Hayley Squires (Southcliffe) and Emily Berrington (Humans).