It looks visually beautiful and I am looking forward to it being broadcast on this side of the pond.
Which is rather odd because I really detested the book. When I first heard about it my thought was "Magic in Regency England during the Napoleonic Wars? Where do I sign up?" But I have tried on three occasions to read the novel and don't think I've ever gotten farther than a hundred pages. The problem, as far as I'm concerned is Ms. Clark wrote Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell as a pastiche of the novels of Jane Austen. And I detest Jane Austen!
I couldn't get past the mimicked writing style. There was a good story there, I could tell. I just could not enjoy it.
That is why I'm looking forward to this adaptation. While the dialogue appears to ape Jane Austen's (and hence Regency) style because it is a visual medium I won't get bogged down in various descriptions of people, places and things in Austenesque novels that I find so tedious and can sit back, watch what was previously, tediously described in words and enjoy the story.