Set in: 1120-1170
Directed by: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
Writer(s): Ken Follett, John Pielmeier
Cast: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell
Kingsbridge (fictional town, meant to be approximately where the present-day town of Marlborough (Wiltshire) is located), England
Synopsis by Jason BuchananIan McShane, Donald Sutherland, and Rufus Sewell headline this eight-part miniseries adapted from the best-selling novel by author Ken Follett. As England moves out of the Dark Ages, the tensions between ambitious mason Tom Builder (Sewell), Bishop Waleran Bigod (McShane), and the heirs of King Stephen (Toony Curran), King Henry (Clive Wood), and Queen Maud (Alison Pill) come to a head when Builder’s plan to construct an opulent cathedral threaten to trudge up some damning secrets that the royal families would rather remain buried.