Everything you need to know about Emma Corrin's new Netflix drama

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Everything you need to know about Emma Corrin's new Netflix drama

Forget about Bridgerton and The Crown for a moment; there’s a new period drama on the horizon, starring one of our favourite British actors.

Netflix recently announced that it's in the process of adapting the famous D.H. Lawrence novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover, which explores a noble woman’s affair with a gamekeeper on her husband’s estate. Emma Corrin has been cast in the lead role.


The plot

Lady Chatterley’s Lover has long caused controversy given its once-taboo subject matter and use of sexual terminology.

The novel was first published in Florence in 1928. Four years later, an expurgated version was released in England. It took almost 30 years for the full text to be published in New York City and, in 1960 in London, around the same time, it was the subject of an obscenity trial (Regina v. Penguin Books, Ltd.) over its use of 'risqué' sexual references.

Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

The book follows the story of Constance (Connie) Chatterley, who is married to a wealthy landowner, Sir Clifford - who is paralysed from the waist down and spends most of his time reading and tending to his grand estate, Wragby. Out of love and feeling lonely, Connie soon finds herself distracted by the estate’s gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors. Connie must then choose whether to break free from propriety and find happiness with the man she loves or remain in a loveless marriage.

The cast

So far Corrin has been cast as Lady Chatterley. Actor Jack O’Connell will also star, alongside Confession actor Matthew Duckett.

Photo credit: Anthony Harvey - Getty Images
Photo credit: Anthony Harvey - Getty Images

The release date

The TV show hasn’t even been filmed yet, so we don’t expect to hear about a release date for quite some time. According to Netflix, principal photography is set to begin in the UK this autumn.

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