Iris works painting dolls alongside her twin sister, and dreams of leaving her claustrophobic life. When she meets Silas, a taxidermist, and then Louis a painter, she is offered an opportunity to escape. But this opportunity comes with huge risk.
Set in London in 1850, The Doll Factory tells the story of Iris, who paints dolls for a living alongside her twin sister, Rose, and dreams of becoming an artist and by night secretly paints herself naked. Silas is a taxidermist who owns a shop filled with his creations. He dreams of one day finding an item so unique he will be catapulted to fame. Louis is a painter and member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, searching for his next muse. When Iris meets Silas, and then Louis, she is offered an opportunity to escape and start a new life. To do so, she must abandon her sister, sacrifice her reputation, and launch herself into the unknown. But as Iris' world expands, a story of dark obsession begins to unfold.
The Doll Factory - Season 1, Episode 1 Synopsis and Schedule