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ABC is ready to tell best-selling author Ken Follett's Century Trilogy. The network is developing Fall of Giants, a sweeping 10-hour limited series based on the trilogy comprising New York Times best-sellers Fall of Giants, Winter of the World and Edge of Eternity, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Ann Peacock (The Dovekeepers, Chronicles of Narnia) is on board to pen the script and exec produce the project from Sony Pictures Television. Should Giants perform well, the second and third books in the trilogy could be the basis for two more 10-hour event series or a continuing hourlong
- Lesley Goldberg
London – Rob Roy, The Jackal and This Boy's Life director Michael Caton-Jones is taking on Urban Hymn, a coming-of-age drama set against the backdrop of the 2011 British summer youth riots. He recently directed World Without End, the follow-up to 2010 miniseries The Pillars of the Earth. The eight-part series is based on a bestseller by Ken Follett. Photos Chris Hemsworth Portraits Producers Dashishah Universal Film Production and Eclipse Films, in association with Powderkeg Pictures, on Wednesday announced that Caton-Jones would direct the film from a script written by Nick Moorcroft who previously wrote
- Georg Szalai
Europe during the Middle Ages was a place of contrasts, where serfdom squalor festered in the shadow of royal splendor, an era of death and deterioration that somehow managed to produce magnificent castles and glorious cathedrals. Centuries later, we are still enthralled by the bravery of chivalrous knights and the majesty of the regal rulers who conquered, divided and united empires through blood, sex and marriage.
This Easter weekend, lose yourself in the romance and intrigue of the Middle Ages as we present the entire epic mini-series World Without End in an eight-hour television event. Adapted from bestselling author Ken Follett's follow-up to The Pillars of the Earth, the award-winning World Without End mini-series is set in the war-torn and plague-ridden 14th-century, in the fictional town of Kingsbridge, which finds itself struggling against both Crown and Church. Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Miranda Richardson (Young Victoria), Charlotte Riley »
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Barabbas, starring Billy Zane, follows the story of the man whose life was spared because of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Inspired by Nobel laureate Par Lagerkvist's book, this mini-series tells the ultimate story of a man's struggle to find both faith and redemption. The series will air on Saturday, April 19th at 7p Et/ 4p Pt with another chance to watch on Sunday, April 20th at 3p Et/ 12p Pt.
World Without End is an adaptation of Ken Follett’s international best-selling novel set amidst natural disaster, plague and war in 14th century England. Set in Follett's fictional town of Kingsbridge, World Without End takes place two hundred years after the construction of the great cathedral featured in Pillars of the Earth. »
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The entire epic mini-series World Without End will air Easter weekend in an eight-hour television event. All four parts will air back to back on Saturday, April 19th starting at 11am Et/ 8am Pt. World Without End, starring Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City, The Big C) and Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Young Victoria) is an adaptation of Ken Follett's international best-selling novel set amidst natural disaster, plague, and war in 14th century England two hundred years after the construction of the great cathedral in The Pillars of the Earth.
Like Pillars, World Without End is set in Follett's fictional town of Kingsbridge, but it picks up with a new cast of characters. They include Merthin, a handsome young man with an interest in engineering and architecture played by Tom Weston-Jones (Copper, Mi-5) and Caris, a feisty young woman played by Charlotte Riley (Edge of Tomorrow, »
- Mandy McAdoo
Tatiana Maslany plays seven different roles in BBC3 sci-fi series that is becoming this year's must-see TV event
The thriller Gravity recently cleaned up, along with 12 Years a Slave, at the Oscars. This evening another sci-fi success story is set to be feted at the Canadian Screen Awards. Not quite the Academy Awards, but a sign of big things to come.
Orphan Black, a television drama that plunges into the moral minefield of human cloning, won 10 awards in North America last year and is expected to add to that total tonight. Winning the best drama award would serve as further confirmation of the quality of the BBC-sponsored clone thriller, whose second season will be shown later this year on BBC3.
The show has established Tatiana Maslany, its 28-year-old Canadian star, as an unusually gifted actress who plays seven clones with different personalities and accents.
Orphan Black is also burnishing the »
- Edward Helmore
Award season is just hitting its stride, and ReelzChannel's programming is among the most recent recipients of recognition, including the epic miniseries World Without End. The Canadian Screen Awards have announced their nominations and World Without End received a total of 5 nominations, including Best Make-Up, Best Costume Design, Best Sound and Best International Drama. Composer Mychael Danna, who won a Primetime Emmy for his World Without End score last year, was also nominated for Best Original Score.
Based on author Ken Follett's novel, World Without End is the sequel to Pillars of the Earth, which also aired on Reelz. Set 157 years later, World Without End focused on the citizens of Kingsbridge during the start of the Hundred Year War and outbreak of the Black Plague. Charlotte Riley (The Duchess, Wuthering Heights), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Young Victoria), and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line, »
- Ryan Gowland
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