Natalie Dormer, who we know from The Tudors and more recently Game of Thrones, is starring in the new BBC/Amazon Prime miniseries, Picnic at Hanging Rock. It’s not airing until May, but now we can get a glimpse of her in action in the just released trailer.
The series revolves around three picnicking schoolgirls who mysteriously go missing in 1900 Australia. Dormer takes on the role of their school’s headmistress, Mrs. Hester.
Mrs. Hester has a stern way about her, as headmistresses tend to do, announcing, “Some of your companions have managed to lose themselves.” She doesn’t seem all that concerned at this point.
And, it makes us wonder… are they actually lost? Or, have they “escaped,” as suggested by one of the students in the below clip, released yesterday by Prime via Twitter:
Don't wander off. Starring Natalie Dormer, Picnic At Hanging Rock arrives 5/25, only on Prime. pic.twitter.com/QTVdu9xsiD
— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) April 11, 2018
The teaser leaves us with this: “‘The girls are gone. Missing. Presumed dead.” But we have a feeling there’s more to the story. And so does Mrs. Hester — she’s pissed by this point and demands to know, “Where. Are. They?”
The girls’ situation sounds grim, but after seeing Dormer in action as the headmistress, they may be better off out of her reach.
The six-part drama, an adaptation of the 1967 novel by Joan Lindsay also called Picnic at Hanging Rock, will premiere on Prime on May 25, and will air on the BBC in the U.K. later this year.
You can also look for Lola Bessis (Nighthawks), Lily Sullivan (Camp), Emily Gruhl (A Suburban Love Story) and Harrison Gilbertson (Conspiracy 365). And you can catch Dormer starring opposite Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith in Patient Zero, out later this year.
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