Watch Julie Walters in the Trailer for ‘Indian Summers’

Julie Walters looking very fabulous in "Indian Summers" (Photo: Channel 4)
Julie Walters looking very fabulous in "Indian Summers" (Photo: Channel 4)
Channel 4 has revealed the first trailer for its upcoming lavish ten-part period drama Indian Summers, which aims to tell the story of the final years of British colonial rule in India.

Following an assassination attempt at the Royal Club in Simla stories of promises, secrets, politics, power, sex and love play out as the British Raj begins to falter and a nation opens its eyes to the possibilities of freedom.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Julie Walters leads a massive, all-star star cast that includes such recognizable  Harry Potter’s Henry-Lloyd Hughes, The Borgias Jemima West, Bedlam’s Nikesh Patel, Lilette Dubey, Mr. Selfridge’s Alexander Cobb, Craig Parkinson, Fiona Glascott and many more.

Walters was most recently seen on PBS as Mistress Quickly in Shakespeare series The Hollow Crown and in films such as Effie Gray and Paddington.

Watch the trailer below: 

It does have something of a The Jewel in the Crown crossed with Downton Abbey kind of feel, if this clip is anything to go by, so I am soooo here for this.

Indian Summers is slated to air this January on Channel 4 in the UK and will screen on Masterpiece in the US later in 2015.

Thoughts? Think this looks interesting or boring? 

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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