We finally get to see at least one of the titular characters in action in the first clip of the BBC's adaptation of Susanna Clarke's best-selling novel. Bertie Carvel seem pretty perfect, don't you think?

The seven-part series will air on BBC One early next year and later on BBC America. We don't have specific dates yet, but we're on the edge of our seats waiting for one.

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Here's how the BBC describes the plot:

Set at the beginning of the 19th-century, England no longer believes in practical magic. The reclusive Mr Norrell (Marsan) of Hurtfew Abbey stuns the city of York when he causes the statues of York Cathedral to speak and move. With a little persuasion and help from his man of business Childermass (Enzo Cilenti), he goes to London to help the government in the war against Napoleon. It is there Norrell summons a fairy (Warren) to bring Lady Pole (Englert) back from the dead, opening a whole can of worms…

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