Susanna Clarke’s magical alternate history Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell comes to television soon, and this trailer gives us a hint of what the return of English magic will look like. Meet Gilbert Norrell, Jonathan Strange, the Gentleman with the Thistle-Down Hair, and all the people in their magical orbit.

BBC One commissioned the series, and those of us who live in North America will be able to see it on Space and BBC America in 2015.