The Luminaries

The Luminaries is a stylish, intricately woven drama set on the wild west coast of New Zealand’s South Island during the height of the 1860s gold rush. Adapted from the critically-acclaimed, Booker Prize-winning novel by Eleanor Catton, this female-led series follows two women whose lives become intertwined through betrayal, deception, blackmail and murder.

We meet Anna as she arrives in New Zealand in search of a new life among the pioneers vying to make their fortunes. A chance encounter with the handsome Emery on her voyage sparks great expectations, but these star-crossed lovers are destined to be thwarted by scheming Lydia, as Anna falls into a complex web of deceit and ends up fighting for her freedom. Faced with her destiny and her desires, she must ask whether we make our fortunes, or our fortune make us.

With brilliant performances and sumptuous period detailing, this is prestige television that has everyone talking.

Credits & Cast
Director Claire McCarthy
Producers Lisa Chatfield
Cast Marton Csokas
Eve Hewson
Eva Green
Himesh Patel
Ewen Leslie