Mad Men star Christina Hendricks has signed on to star in a new Apple TV+ drama series based on the book The buccaneers.
The show, which is an adaptation of Edith Wharton’s latest unfinished novel, will see the actress starring as Mrs. St George, alongside Kristine Froseth, Alisha Boe, Josie Totah, Aubri Ibrag, Imogen Waterhouse and Mia Threapleton (via Deadline).
The story follows a group of American girls in London in the 1870s, who spark an Anglo-American culture shock as the country is infiltrated by the rejection of centuries of tradition.
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Hendricks’ character is the mother of buccaneers Nan and Jinny and was once the belle of the ball herself, though became extremely wealthy when her husband struck gold on Wall Street and risks becoming the rise society that once fascinated her.
She also wants her daughters to be happy, even though they may soon learn that marriage may not be the key to happiness.
The series was written by Katherine Jakeways and directed by Susanna White.
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Hendricks is perhaps best known for playing Joan Harris in Mad Menwhich took place between 2007 and 2015.
Speaking at the end of the series, the actress admitted, “I will never get tired of talking about Mad Men. I’m such a fan. I’m so proud of it and I’m going to miss it like crazy.”
More recently, she starred in good girls, which ended last year after four seasons on NBC. The show also featured Retta, Mae Whitman, Reno Wilson and Manny Montana.
buccaneers will stream on Apple TV+.
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