Actress Emily Mortimer makes her TV directorial debut in THE PURSUIT OF LOVE. See this first look from the Series!
Based on Nancy Mitford’s classic novel, The Pursuit of Love is unlike many other period dramas (e.g. Jane Austen romances). Witty, sexy and quirky—steeped in a rich historical setting, it explores the complex realities of finding purpose as a woman in 1930s England. By satirizing classic British tropes and modernizing a period drama, this series is the antidote to Downton Abbey. At the heart of the tale we see Fanny and Linda, two young women on a lifelong pursuit of love and marriage, but what’s really left are the bonds of intimacy and friendship—and the love between these women. As pre-war political divisions split the nation, these women’s diverging choices raise intimate personal questions that are relevant today – about freedom, love, sex, politics and the mystery of the human heart. Like other successful period dramas, we will see beautiful sets and costumes, and the lifestyles of the very posh and privileged juxtaposed with the confined societal realities for the characters, especially the women, as told through a woman’s lens. Beyond the themes and historical setting of Pursuit of Love, Prestige Romantics will be drawn to the noteworthy, attractive celebrity cast, particularly as it is Emily Mortimer’s TV directorial debut.
Cast: Lily James (“Linda Radlett”), Emily Beecham (“Fanny Logan”), Dominic West (“Uncle Matthew Radlett”), Dolly Wells (“Aunt Sadie Radlett”), Andrew Scott (“Lord Merlin”), Emily Mortimer (“The Bolter”), Beattie Edmondson (“Louisa Radlett”), Assaad Bouab (“Fabrice de Sauveterre”), Shazad Latif (“Alfred Wincham”), Freddie Fox (“Tony Kroesig”).
THE PURSUIT OF LOVE is coming to Amazon Prime VideoJuly 30, 2021.