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Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus

  • Premiered: 
    November 23, 2020
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  • Network: FX
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 1939 book (Black Narcissus) by Rumer Godden 
  • Subject Matter: Period
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Plot Synopsis

Based on Rumer Godden's novel of the same name, BLACK NARCISSUS is a three-episode limited series set in the Himalayas in 1934, where young nuns of St. Faith attempt to establish a mission on a remote clifftop palace once known as the 'House of Women.' The location holds many dark secrets, and its haunting mysteries awaken forbidden desires that seem destined to repeat a terrible tragedy. During the latter years of British rule in India, ambitious young nun Sister Clodagh heads a mission to a remote part of the Himalayas. The palace of Mopu has been donated by General Toda Rai, who hopes the Sisters of St. Faith will rid the 'House of Women' of unhappy memories connected to his late sister, Srimati. Although Clodagh ignores the warnings of the General's raffish agent Mr. Dean, isolation and illness soon take their toll, with the haunting atmosphere of the palace particularly affecting volatile Sister Ruth. As past and present collide, the arrival of the young General Dilip Rai is the catalyst for an explosion of repressed desires that may end in a fatal confrontation. On Monday, November 23, 2020 from 8-11:50pm ET/PT, FX released all three episodes of BLACK NARCISSUS:

"Episode 1" (8-9:15pm): Sister Clodagh and the Sisters of St. Faith start a school at the mysterious palace of Mopu in the Himalayas, helped by Mr. Dean. But is the palace haunted? Written by Amanda Coe and directed by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.

"Episode 2" (9:15-10:30pm): Sister Clodagh begins to lose control of the convent. Feelings come to a head between Clodagh, Ruth and Mr. Dean at the Christmas celebration. Written by Amanda Coe and directed by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.

"Episode 3" (10:30-11:50pm): As Dilip Rai and Kanchi are discovered together, Clodagh and Ruth clash over Mr. Dean. All the nuns must confront their desires... with tragic consequences. Written by Amanda Coe and directed by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by DNA TV
  • In association with FX Productions