Season One Television Council
Season One Television Council was launched in January 2018 as a spin-off of Chapter One Book Group.
The current schedule can be viewed below:
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 1
TV Selection #14
This award-winning comedy-drama from the creator of Gilmore Girls follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a young, upper middle-class Jewish housewife living in Manhattan in 1958. After her seemingly idyllic life is upended by the unexpected end of her marriage, Midge realizes she has a knack for standup comedy and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and reinvention as she begins to put her life back together. Praised for its balance of playfulness and poignancy, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s skill at writing dialogue and Brosnahan’s charming, engaging performance, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel became one of Amazon Video’s most successful pilots of all time.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
TV Selection #15
Based on Susanna Clarke’s smash hit novel of the same name, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell takes place in a world where magic is an established reality but has been rarely practiced for the last 300 years. Set during the Napoleonic Wars, the series follows Mr Norrell, a reclusive magician who travels to London in hopes of elevating magic to respectable prominence, and Jonathan Strange, an unemployed, betrothed young man who believes it’s his destiny to become a great magician. Norrell and Strange’s destinies soon become intertwined when the return of magic brings with it a darkness that’s hungry to consume all that it can. Praised for its production value, writing and performances, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell has been regarded by many critics as the best drama to air on the BBC in years.