The latest dark period piece coming to TV is Black Narcissus, premiering Monday, November 23 with all three of its episodes, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FX.
If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch Black Narcissus streaming online for free:
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You can watch a live stream of FX and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Black Narcissus live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
You can watch a live stream of FX and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Black Narcissus live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which includes new episodes of Black Narcissus by the next day) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
You can watch a live stream of FX and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which you can try with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch Black Narcissus live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Vidgo website.
You can watch a live stream of FX and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” bundle. It comes with a free three-day trial, but if you bypass that, you can get $10 off your first month, and get Showtime, Starz, and Epix included for free:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Black Narcissus live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
‘Black Narcissus’ Preview
Black Narcissus is an FX limited series based on the best-selling novel by Rumer Godden. It is set in Mopu, Himalayas, in 1934 in a remote clifftop palace once known as the “House of Women” that holds many dark secrets. When the young nuns of St. Faith attempt to establish a mission there, 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.
Black Narcissus stars Gemma Arterton as “Sister Clodagh,” the leader of the sisters of St. Faith and the youngest sister Superior of the order. Driven and ambitious, Clodagh is determined to succeed at Mopu where others have failed.
Alessandro Nivola as “Mr. Dean,” the local general’s agent and manager of the nearby tea factor. Mr. Dean is no respecter of Clodagh’s authority.
Aisling Franciosi as “Sister Ruth,” the youngest of the sisters, fragile Ruth is perhaps too eager to impress. She is quick with languages and teaches lace work to the older girls.
Chaneil Kular as “Dilip Rai,” the local general’s nephew and son of the late Princess Srimati, Dilip asks for special permission to attend the school.
Dipika Kunwar as “Kanchi,” a local girl from the village. Kanchi is enrolled in the lace school at the convent. Rosie Cavaliero as “Sister Briony,” the most senior of the sisters under Clodagh, Briony is her reliable right hand. She organizes supplies and medicines.
Diana Rigg as “Mother Dorothea,” the Mother Superior at the convent in Darjeeling, Mother Dorothea offers guidance to Sister Clodagh to help her efforts at Mopu. This was one of Rigg’s final roles before she died in September 2020.
The show also stars Jim Broadbent as “Father Roberts,” Karen Bryson as “Sister Philippa,” Patsy Ferran as “Sister Blanche,” Nila Aalia as “Angu Ayah,” Kulvinder Ghir as “General Toda Rai,” Gina McKee as “Sister Adela,” Soumil Malla as “Joseph Anthony,” Gianni Gonsalves as “Srimati Rai.”
Black Narcissus airs Monday, November 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FX.
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