‘The Doll Factory’ TV adaptation reveals trailer and release date

It’s been announced when The Doll Factory begins in the UK!

Based on Elizabeth Macneal‘s historical fiction novel, the brand new period drama is set in London in 1851.

The creative team behind Marcella and the producer of Magpie Murders began filming the series in Dublin, Ireland last year.

Paramount+ has now unveiled the first trailer and you can take a look here:

“It might sound like a cliché, but to have my novel turned into a TV series is a dream come true,” commented Elizabeth Macneal.

“It has been an extraordinary process to see ideas that once existed only in my head, coming to life on set and now on screen,” revealed the author.

“Each scene has been perfectly rendered – from the artist Louis Frost’s lavish painting studio, to the doll shop where twins Iris and Rose paint the faces of china dolls,” she teased. “I can’t wait to share this story with viewers!”

Published in 2019, Macneal’s Sunday Times bestseller was described as a “sharp, scary, gorgeously evocative tale of love, art, and obsession” by The Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins.

When’s the release date?

The first two episodes of The Doll Factory will premiere in the UK and Ireland exclusively on Paramount+ on Monday 27 November.

New episodes will then drop daily until 1 December, when the whole series will streaming as a box set.

In Australia and New Zealand, the series is set to air on public broadcasters SBS and TVNZ respectively.

It’s currently uncertain if and when The Doll Factory will be available to watch in the US.

“We are so excited for viewers to enter the world of The Doll Factory,” said executive producer Anna Burns.

“We couldn’t be more proud of what our incredible creative team have created, and of our phenomenally talented cast. Thank you, once more, to Elizabeth Macneal for giving us the gift of her debut novel…”

Esmé Creed-Miles (Hanna) leads the cast as Iris, a frustrated artist, who spends her days creating mourning dolls alongside her twin sister Rose, played by Mirren Mack (The Witcher: Blood Origin).

By night, Iris secretly paints herself naked in the cellar, displaying a fantastical creativity that she is forced to subdue during the day whilst living under the watchful eyes of Mrs. Salter, played by Pippa Haywood (Magpie Murders).

Éanna Hardwicke (The Sixth Commandment) is Silas, a taxidermist who hopes to one day find an item so unique he will be catapulted to fame. George Webster (Masters of the Air) is Louis, a painter and member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, searching for his next muse.

The official synopsis continues: “In a city humming with anticipation for the Great Exhibition, their three worlds collide, and Iris is offered an opportunity to escape and start a new life.

“To do so, she must abandon her sister and sacrifice her reputation. As Iris’ world expands, she finds herself challenging patriarchal beliefs, exploring her sexuality, and starting to experience the things she has always dreamed of. But alongside her newfound independence, a story of dark obsession begins to unfold.”

Elizabeth Macneal’s novel The Doll Factory is available on Amazon.