The BBC has released the trailer for its big new drama series based on Eleanor Catton’s novel, The Luminaries.
The series debuts on BBC One on Sunday 21st June.
The Luminaries is a 19th century tale of adventure and mystery, set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island in the boom years of the 1860’s gold rush.
It follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell, who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life. There she meets the radiant Emery Staines, an encounter that triggers a strange kind of magic that neither can explain. As they fall in love, driven together and apart by fateful coincidence, these star-crossed lovers begin to wonder: do we make our fortunes, or do our fortunes make us?
The cast includes Eva Green, Marton Csokas, Eve Hewson and Himesh Patel.