'Sex and the City's' Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Richardson Cast in 'World Without End' Miniseries

12:59 PM PST 06/29/2011 by Scott Roxborough
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Cynthia Nixon, left, and Miranda Richardson

Peter Firth has also been tapped for the "Pillars of the Earth" sequel, an eight-hour medieval drama.

AMSTERDAM -- Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon and Oscar nominees Miranda Richardson and Peter Firth have joined the cast of the epic limited series World Without End, the sequel to Pillars of the Earth.

Also signing up for the eight-hour medieval period drama are Ben Chaplin, Charlotte Riley, Rupert Evans, Megan Follows, Nora von Waldstaetten, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Tom Weston-Jones and Sarah Gadon.

Michael Caton-Jones (Rob Roy) is directing the entire $44 million event series, which is based on Ken Follett's bestseller of the same name.

Tandem Communications and Take 5 Productions are producing, in co-production with Galafilm and in association with Ridley and Tony Scott's shingle Scott Free Films.

World Without End will shoot on location in Hungary, Slovakia and Austria with Howard Ellis' Mid Atlantic Films.

Tandem has pre-sold the series to several networks worldwide including Channel Four in the U.K., Germany's Sat.1, Shaw Media in Canada, Cuatro in Spain, and Sky Italia for Italy. Sony Pictures Worldwide picked up home entertainment rights to World for English-speaking territories and France.

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