Airdate: The Miniaturist

Period drama The Miniaturist will air on SBS in June.

The three part series, co-production between BBC and PBS, is an adaptation of the best-selling novel by author Jessie Burton.

It stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Romola Garai, Emily Berrington and Alex Hassell. This first screened internationally in 2017.

Based on one of the fastest selling novels of the last decade, The Miniaturist starts in 1686, when 18-year-old Nella Oortman (Anya Taylor-Joy) knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam.

Full of hopes and dreams, she has travelled from the quiet countryside to begin a new life as the wife of affluent merchant Johannes Brandt. But, instead of Johannes, she’s met by his cold sister Marin (Romola Garai) and quickly realises that nothing is as it seems in the Brandt household. When Johannes finally appears, he presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift – a dollhouse replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive Miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror what is happening within the house in unexpected ways – seemingly predicting and unravelling the future with unsettling accuracy.

As Nella begins to uncover the secrets of the dollhouse and those of the Brandt household, she realises the escalating dangers that await them all. Does the Miniaturist hold their fate in her hands – and will she be the key to their salvation, or the architect of their downfall?

9:30pm Wednesday, 19 June on SBS.

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