Apple TV+ is heading to the Gilded Age with a as-yet-untitled drama based on Edith Whartons'' unfinished final novel The Buccaneers.
According to the official logline, Kristine Froseth (The Society), Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why) and Josie Totah (Saved by the Bell) are set to star in the eight-episode series, which features writers Katherine Jakeways (Tracey Ullmans Show). It involves a group of fun-loving American girls who fled the England season of the 1870s and began a culture clash. The Buccaneers are determined to do so much more than
Froseth will lead Nan St. George, while Boe and Totah will play Conchita Closson and Mabel Elmsworth in the ensemble. Aubri Ibrag (Dive Club) will play Lizzy Elmsworth, Imogen Waterhouse (The Outpost) will play Jinny St. George, and Mia Threapleton will play Honoria Marable.
With Beth Willis (Doctor Who), George Faber (National Treasure) and lead director Susanna White (Generation Kill, Jakeways serves as an executive producer.
The Buccaneers was previously adapted as a limited series, which appeared on the BBC and PBS in 1995. Carla Gugino (The Haunting of Hill House) was played by Nan and Mira Sorvino (Shining Vale)as Conchita in the version.