Midwinter of the Spirit

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 6.2  (1,080)

Midwinter of the Spirit is a gripping supernatural drama that follows the story of Merrily Watkins, a single mother who becomes a full-time exorcist in the remote English countryside. Based on the popular novel by Phil Rickman and directed by Richard Clark, this three-part series stars Anna Maxwell Martin as the strong-willed and fiercely independent Merrily, Nicholas Pinnock as the charismatic and enigmatic DI Franny Bliss, and Kate Dickie as the troubled and vulnerable Jane Watkins.

The series begins with Merrily being appointed as the new Diocesan Exorcist for the Hereford Diocese, where she must confront the dark forces that lurk beneath the quiet surface of rural life. As she tries to balance her new career with her responsibilities as a mother, she finds herself drawn into a series of chilling and mysterious cases, from a haunted church to a series of gruesome murders that seem to be connected to an ancient ritual.

As the series progresses, Merrily finds herself facing not only supernatural threats but also the dangerous and unpredictable world of human behavior. She must navigate the complex relationships between the members of her community and the powerful institutions that govern them, while also dealing with her own personal struggles, including her strained relationship with her teenage daughter, Jane.

Throughout the series, the performances of the main cast are outstanding. Anna Maxwell Martin brings a fierce intensity to the role of Merrily, conveying both her determination and her vulnerabilities with equal skill. Nicholas Pinnock is magnetic as DI Franny Bliss, combining an imposing physical presence with a subtle and nuanced performance. And Kate Dickie is heartbreaking as the troubled and fragile Jane, portraying her struggles with addiction and self-doubt with great sensitivity and compassion.

In addition to its exceptional cast, Midwinter of the Spirit also benefits from its atmospheric setting, which is beautifully captured on film by director Richard Clark. The breathtaking landscapes of Herefordshire are used to great effect, creating a sense of both beauty and menace that perfectly complements the supernatural themes of the show.

Overall, Midwinter of the Spirit is a superbly crafted and compelling drama that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. With its gripping storyline, outstanding performances, and stunning visuals, it is a must-watch for fans of supernatural and mystery dramas.

Midwinter of the Spirit is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on September 23, 2015.

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Episode 3
3. Episode 3
October 7, 2015
Following the fight with her mother, Jane runs away and stays with Rowenna. But when Lol uncovers a shocking truth about Rowenna's past and Huw learns the history of the church where the crow was found, Merrily begins to fear that her daughter is in great danger from a powerful evil.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
September 30, 2015
Merrily is not convinced that Canon Dobbs's death was a suicide. When a dead, mutilated crow is found on a church altar, she begins to believe the strange events point to a Satanic cult. Social worker Lol Robinson tells Merrily about his client Rowenna, who may be linked to the dead crow-and who has started a friendship with Jane.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
September 23, 2015
Widowed vicar Merrily Watkins serves a rural town while learning the art of exorcism from clergyman Huw Edwards. She also tries to mend her relationship with her teenage daughter, Jane, who is coping poorly with the loss of her father. Then the police call upon Merrily to help with their investigation into the murder of a man by crucifixion. CC Available.
Where to Watch Midwinter of the Spirit
Midwinter of the Spirit is available for streaming on the Acorn TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Midwinter of the Spirit on demand at Amazon Prime and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 23, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (1,080)