'World Without End' Miniseries Heads to ReelzChannel

4:13 PM PST 05/22/2012 by Jethro Nededog

The eight-hour limited edition series will make its U.S. debut on the cable network this fall.

The epic miniseries World Without End is heading to the ReelzChannel this fall.

Based on the 2007 Ken Follett novel of the same name and taking place after Pillars of the Earth, the eight-hour limited series is set in 14th century England amid natural disasters, plague and war. It stars Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Richardson, Ben Chaplin, Peter Firth, Charlotte Riley, Rupert Evans, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Megan Follows and Sarah Gadon, among others.

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World Without End is a monumental miniseries, told in a way that’s as big as the author himself,” ReelzChannel CEO Stan E. Hubbard says. “With The Kennedys, we conditioned our audience to know that our network is home to the biggest miniseries and World Without End is exactly that. We’re proud to take our viewers inside Ken Follett’s intriguing and magnificent world through a story that is cinematic in scope with an award-winning cast, crew and creators."

Shot on location in Hungary, Austria and Slovakia with Howard Ellis' Mid Atlantic Films, the miniseries was produced by Tandem Communications and Take 5 Productions in co-production with Galafilm and in association with Ridley Scott and Tony Scott's shingle Scott Free Films.

“Scott Free and Tandem have always strived in our collaborations to create cinema for television," says Ridley Scott of Scott Free. "World Without End is, in scope and breadth, a particular achievement, and we’re thrilled to have a partner in Reelz who recognizes that this is anything but standard TV fare.”

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