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The Buccaneers Trailer

Men with power, girls with money. Tale as old as time, etc, but never too old to be given a 21st century feminist gussying up.This expensive-looking adaptation of Edith Wharton’s unfinished final novel, which follows the fortunes of a group of young, rich, ambitious American women in the 1870s as they navigate the piranha-infested waters of the English upper classes, has been described already as “Bridgerton-esque” (as is henceforth to be the fate of any lavish, diversely cast period drama) and it certainly owes some of its spirit to that behemoth. The series’ creator and showrunner, Katherine Jakeways, has her origins in comedy, and she fronts an all-female creative team, including BAFTA–winning director Susanna White (Jane Eyre, Andor) and producer Beth Willis (Help, Ashes to Ashes).