‘The Buccaneers’ trailer: ‘Bridgerton’ fans will love this 1870s London drama

Apple TV+ has unveiled a trailer for its new period drama series!

Launching next week, The Buccaneers is inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton’s unfinished final novel of the same name.

This eight-part adaptation comes from British comedian and writer Katherine Jakeways (Sherlock, Miranda), with Parade’s End director Susanna White helming the series.

Watch the trailer here:

This rather feels like it was commissioned off the back of the success of Netflix’s Bridgerton franchise, which returns for a third season next year.

Certainly from the trailer’s vibe we feel that viewers who loved Bridgerton will enjoy this, and those who couldn’t stand Bridgerton will probably hate this too!

Hopefully The Buccaneers will forge its own identity, and we’re always happy to see another grand period drama with lavish costumes on our TV screens.

“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,” reveals the official synopsis.

“Sent to secure husbands and titles, the buccaneers’ hearts are set on much more than that, and saying “I do” is just the beginning…”

When’s the release date?

The first three episodes will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Wednesday 8 November.

The Buccaneers will continue with new episodes dropping each week on Wednesdays through to 13 December.

Leading the cast are Kristine Frøseth as Nan St. George, Alisha Boe from 13 Reasons Why as Conchita Closson, Josie Totah as Mabel Elmsworth, Aubri Ibrag as Lizzy Elmsworth, Imogen Waterhouse (The Irregulars) as Jinny St. George, and Mia Threapleton (Dangerous Liaisons) as Honoria Marable.

They’re joined by Mad Men star Christina Hendricks as Mrs. St. George, alongside Josh Dylan (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) as Lord Richard Marable, Guy Remmers as Theo, Duke of Tintagel, Simone Kirby (Peaky Blinders) as Laura Testvalley, Matthew Broome as Guy Thwarte, and Barney Fishwick as Lord James Seadown.

The Buccaneers was previously adapted as a BBC mini-series back in 1995.

Edith Wharton’s novel is available on Amazon.