In the shadows of World War II, one family is blessed with privilege, prestige, and unspeakable secrets.
It's 1937 and the storm clouds of World War II gather across Europe. Tensions also simmer beneath the seemingly charmed lives of the Cazalet family. While this grand family sage commences during an idyllic summer at the Cazalet family's county estate, the years that follow will see birth, death, marriage, adultery, dementia, intrigue, and war play significant roles.
Acclaimed for its richly detailed production, talented cast and brilliant character deceptions, this vivid and poignant family portrait revolves around the wives, lovers and children of four Cazalet siblings: hard working Hugh, womanizing Edward, spinster Rachel, and the artistic Rupert.
Soon after Hitler enters Poland, and England enters the war, the lives of three generations intertwine as devastating secrets explode like a blitzkrieg. Hardships invade with brutal reality, and slowly, the family's decorum can no longer mask their problems. As both the county and family are splintered by war, the Cazalets must prove they have the strength endure.