I LOVE Ken Follett. I have ALL of his books. I read them the day they come out, and then talk about them incessantly until my husband (buckles under the pressure and) listens. Anyways, a few years ago they (and I say “they” because I don’t remember who and I’m too lazy to look it up right now) adapted his novel Pillars of the Earth into a television mini-series and I was STOKED I could finally FINALLY show my husband (the non-reader) why I would basically knock a bitch out to get my hands on a Follett book. So when I saw that the Reelz channel decided to make World Without End (book #2 in the Pillars series which – in case you are wondering – it took Follett 18 years to write!) into a mini-series as well…chances are you can guess my response. (Let’s just say it involved jumping and 1 or 2 broken object. Cause me a jumping don’t really see eye to eye.) And, since I KNOW that some of you are also Follett fans I decided sharing the trailer was a necessity.
So me? I’m waiting for ‘World Without End” which premieres the 17th. What are YOU waiting for?
World Without End – The Book
World Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel stands on its own. This time, the men and women among an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroad of new ideas — about medicine, commerce, architecture, and justice. In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds, the intrigue and tension quickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human race: the Black Death.
World Without End – The Mini-Series
The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years’ War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.
Directed By: Michael Caton-Jones
Writers: Ken Follett (novel), John Pielmeier (2012)
Stars: Ben Chaplin, Charlotte Riley, Nora von Waldstätten, Tom Weston Jones