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"World Without End" (TV miniseries) on ReelzChannel 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."

"World Without End" picks up with a new cast of characters, including Caris, a feisty young woman played by Charlotte Riley ("The Duchess," "Wuthering Heights"), who inspires her medieval town of Kingsbridge to confront the most powerful forces of her time, namely the Church and the Crown, as they fight to save their town from ruin and, ultimately, usher in a new era of freedom, innovation and enlightenment.

The cast includes Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Cynthia Nixon ("Sex and the City," "The Big C") as the beautiful and deadly schemer Petranilla, two-time Oscar-nominee, Golden Globe and BAFTA-winner Miranda Richardson ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," "The Young Victoria") as the strong and determined Mother Cecilia, Olivier and Tony-nominee Ben Chaplin ("The Thin Red Line," "Me and Orson Welles") as the mysterious Sir Thomas Langley, Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Peter Firth ("MI-5," "The Hunt for Red October") as the ruthless Earl Roland, BAFTA-nominee Charlotte Riley ("The Duchess," "Wuthering Heights") as the wise and compassionate Caris, Rupert Evans ("Hellboy," "Agora") as the duplicitous Godwyn, Nora von Waldstaetten ("Carlos," "The Countess") as Gwenda, the street-wise peasant girl, Oliver Jackson-Cohen ("What's Your Number," "The Raven") as the rough and dangerous Ralph, accomplished stage thespian Tom Weston-Jones (the new BBC series "Coppers," "MI-5") as the creative and ambitious Merthin, Gemini Award-winner and Genie Award-nominee Megan Follows ("Heartland," "Anne of Green Gables") as Maud, a lady fallen from grace, and Genie-nominee Sarah Gadon (in the up-coming "Cosmopolis" with Robert Pattinson, "A Dangerous Method") as the attractive and intelligent Philippa.

"World Without End" is produced by Tandem Communications ("The Pillars of the Earth", "The Company") and Take 5 Productions ("The Tudors," "The Borgias") in co-production with Galafilm, in association with Ridley Scott and Tony Scott's Scott Free Films ("The Good Wife"). Filmed on location in Hungary, Austria and Slovakia with Howard Ellis' Mid Atlantic Films ("The Pillars of the Earth"), the eight-hour epic thriller is directed by Michael Caton-Jones ("Rob Roy," "This Boy's Life," "Beyond the Gates"). "World Without End" executive producers include Ridley Scott ("Prometheus"), Tony Scott ("Unstoppable"), Rola Bauer (""The Pillars of the Earth""), David W. Zucker ("The Good Wife"), Tim Halkin ("Kate Mosse's Labyrinth"), Jonas Bauer ("The Lost Future"), John Weber ("The Borgias"), with co-producer Arnie Gelbart ("The Blue Butterfly").

The global bestseller "World Without End" by Ken Follett has been published in 30 markets and was on the New York Times bestseller list for 26 weeks after the hardcover publication, then again on the list for its paperback edition. It hit the #1 position on the following bestseller lists: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, Sony e-book, France's Livres Hebdo, The Globe and Mail in the UK and Germany's Der Spiegel.

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Network: ReelzChannel
Genre: Drama
Premiere Date: October 17, 2012
Production Companies:
Tandem Communications
Take 5 Productions
Scott Free Films

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