Essex County S1
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14 February 2024

Essex County S1

Directed by Emmy winner Andrew Cividino (Schitt’s Creek), Essex County follows two interconnected families in rural Canada. The five-part series is adapted  from the acclaimed Essex County Trilogy graphic novel by Sweet Tooth creator and Moon Knight writer Jeff Lemire, who is the showrunner here. 

Emmy nominee Molly Parker (Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan & Wendy and Jackie Sharp in House of Cards) plays country nurse Anne, who’s caring for her uncle, Lou (award-winner Stephen McHattie from A History of Violence). Child actor Finlay Wojtak-Hissong plays Lester, who has to go live with his uncle Ken (Brian J Smith from World on Fire, The Matrix Resurrections), a stoic farmer.

Toronto Guardian praises the show’s “brilliant writing,” calling it “beautifully executed and perfectly cast… truly an event to watch.” Essex County was nominated as Best TV Series at the 2023 Venice TV Awards and picked up Directors Guild of Canada awards for its editing and production design. 

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