THE BUCCANEERS – Review by Susan Granger

Take a bit of Downton Abbey, a touch of The Gilded Age, and a whiff of Bridgerton and you’ll come up with The Buccaneers, Apple TV’s costume drama about wealthy young American women crossing the Atlantic to find titled British husbands. The series – set in the 1870s – follows the misadventures of five giddy girls seeking love abroad. Since their parents are considered ‘nouveau riche’ by condescending New York society, they’ve set their sights on acquiring aristocratic titles by marrying some of London’s cash-poor Lords and Dukes.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Katherine Jakeway’s THE BUCCANEERS takes on Edith Wharton – Brandy McDonnell reports

Led by an all-female creative team, The Buccaneers makes its global debut on Apple TV+ with the first three episodes on Wednesday, Nov. 8, followed by new episodes weekly, every Wednesday through Dec. 13. The new eight-episode drama, inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton’s unfinished final novel of the same name, comes from creator Katherine Jakeways.

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