“If books do have the power to bring people together, this one may work its magic.”
Netflix’s has just released the trailer for the latest entry in their original film catalog, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with potatoes.
The film, which was adapted from Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ 2008 novel, stars Lily James (Cinderella) as an aspiring writer in 1946 post-war London named Juliet Ashton whose searching for her next story.
She then receives a letter telling her of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, an eccentric and charismatic group who formed a book club during the occupation of the Isle of Guernsey in WWII.
Inspired by their story, Juliet leaves London to travel to visit the society, which means she has to leave her boyfriend Mark, Netflix’s new rom-com go to, Glen Powell (Set It Up).
Once there she meets the man who sent her the letter, Darcey Adams, who is played by Game of Thrones’ Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis) and he is just as charming as you’d expect the third prong in a love triangle to be.
So begins a new and exciting chapter in Juliet’s life as she learns more about the book club, specifically Darcey Adams, and in turn, discovers a side of herself she never knew existed.
When she eventually travels back to London, Juliet starts to reflect on the life she’s grown so accustomed to and the new one she discovered in Guernsey.
The film looks to be a charming romantic drama that audiences are clearly craving right now and is sure to be a hit for Netflix, who have found a lot of success with their recent original films. Directed by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’s Mike Newell, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society also stars Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay, and Penelope Wilton. It will hit Netflix on August 10th!
You can check out the full trailer below!
Having studied Media & Writing at James Madison University, I always knew that I wanted to do some type of creative writing, but being able to write about zombies, Starks, and superheroes on a daily basis for Fan Fest is my actual dream. While I probably shouldn’t be as proud as I am to be so similar to Nick Miller, I do hope to one day write my own “Pepperwood Chronicles’.