Watch: Colin Morgan in the Trailer for New BBC Drama ‘The Living and the Dead’

Colin Morgan and Charlotte Spencer in "The Living and the Dead". (Photo: BBC)

The BBC has released the first trailer for its upcoming supernatural thriller The Living and the Dead.

The six-part drama stars Merlin’s Colin Morgan and Line of Duty’s Charlotte Spencer, along with several other familiar faces including Atlantis’ Robert Emms, The White Queen’s David Oakes and Glue’s Steve Oram.

The Living and the Dead is set in Somerset, England, in 1894 and tells the story of Nathan and Charlotte Appleby, a young couple who inherit a farm that’s almost as old as the English countryside itself and are determined to start a new life together. But their presence in this isolated corner of England starts to unleash strange, unsettling and dangerous supernatural phenomena that will start to threaten their marriage.

Watch the (super creepy) trailer for yourselves: 


Pretty sure that something terrible involving ghosts or possessed children (or both, possibly) is going to pop out of that cornfield, just saying.

I’ve been a fan of Morgan’s since his Merlin days, so I’m just happy to see him back on my TV again. I’m told he’s been doing a lot of theater since the fantasy drama wrapped, along with a role on AMC’s sci-fi series Humans, which I haven’t managed to get around to watching just yet. It’s on the list.

The Living and the Dead is set to air in late June on BBC One, with a US transmission on BBC America slated for sometime later this Fall.

Thoughts? Think you’ll check this out? Or is it too creepy looking? (Or, on the flip side, not creepy enough?) 

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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