Two new trailers have been released for World Without End, the eight-hour mini-series set in the fictitious English town of Kingsbridge, and based on author Ken Follett’s worldwide bestseller and sequel to The Pillars of the Earth.
The all-star cast includes; Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Peter Firth (Spooks/MI-5), Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line), Charlotte Riley (The Duchess), Tom Weston-Jones (Enlightenment), Rupert Evans (Hellboy), Nora von Waldstaetten (Carlos), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (What’s Your Number), Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis), Tom Cullen (Weekend), Carlo Rota (24), Indira Varma (Pride & Prejudice), Megan Follows (Anne of Green Gables) and Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
Directed by Michael Caton-Jones (Shooting Dogs, Rob Roy) and Executive Produced by Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Rola Bauer, David Zucker, Tim Halkin, Jonas Bauer and John Weber.
A paid assassin is sent to murder a king. A mysterious knight flees to the countryside, hotly pursued by the Queen’s men. Two teenagers witness an incident in the woods that will change the course of a nation. Ken Follett’s worldwide bestseller, World Without End, comes to life as a monumental eight-hour event series.
Times are tougher than ever. England is on the brink of devastating war with France that will last over a hundred years, and a terrible plague is spreading that will wipe out a third of Europe’s population before it is done.
Caris, a visionary young woman, struggles to rise above the suffering and oppression in order to lead her people out of the Dark Ages. With her lover Merthin, she builds a community in Kingsbridge that stands up to The Church and The Crown. Together, they unearth a dangerous secret and must fight to save their town from ruin, ultimately ushering in a new era of freedom, innovation and enlightenment.
World Without End will be broadcast later this year in the UK Channel Four, US Reelz Channel, in Canada Shaw Media, in Germany Sat.1, in Spain Cuatro, in Austria ORF, in Italy Sky Italia, in Hungary TV2, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (Home Entertainment: English-speaking territories and France) and Germany’s Universum Home Entertainment – to name a few.
From Canadian broadcaster Shaw Media
From US broadcaster Reelz