Just a few months ago, I was rather bummed out that I couldn’t watch this awesome miniseries that aired on the Starz network. But looks like I won’t have to wait much longer now that the dvd is going to be released in late November!
The Pillars of the Earth is based on the bestselling Ken Follett novel, and produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free production company. The six-part, eight-hour epic miniseries is set during the bloodiest civil war in England’s history. It promises to be a sensuous, spirited and passionate story is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. In that time, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge.
Check out the trailer and info about the show in my previous post. The reviews I’ve been reading have been good, with an IMDb user rating of 8.7/10. Well, I have quite a high expectation for this, but I don’t think I’ll be disappointed. Especially when it comes to Rufus Sewell’s performance!
Rufus Sewell brings the perfect amount of passion and vulnerability to Tom Builder. His moments of inspiration are stunning. He was the last person I pictured in the role, but now I can’t think of anyone more suited. – IGN TV reviewRufus Sewell provides the machismo and sexual tension as Tom Builder. Whenever the action starts to lag, Sewell energizes the entire production as the talented mason who must negotiate the politics of the church, the will of the king and the interests of the workers. – Denver Post
Well, this behind-the-scene featurette is wetting my appetite even more!
Has any of you had the privilege of seeing this show? Well, what did you think?