WORLD WITHOUT END is set 200 years after the events in PILLARS, and both series are based on Ken Follett's famous historical novels) the series will probably yield a number of talented young actors.
PILLARS gave us Eddie Redmayne, David Oakes and Sam Claflin, while the new series has notable performances from a bunch of rather charismatic young actors from brilliant Blake Ritson (who truly
shines playing young king Edward III) to handsome trio - Tom Weston Jones (you're currently also watching him in BBC AMERICA's COPPER), Oliver Jackson Cohen (a very believable villain) and Tom Cullen (who similarly to PILLARS, which also depicted both the
lives of noblemen and the villagers, plays an honest farmer). Cynthia Nixon and Miranda Richardson, alongside Ben Chaplin and Rupert Evans are also on top of their tasks. My only problem is shockingly talentless Charlotte Riley in the lead role of Caris.
I'm really not sure how she was chosen for the role, but her performance was, so far, deeply unappealing, bland and cold. She was expressionless and empty even in some of the most emotional scenes in the plot. She is definitely one of the worst cast roles ever seen on TV.
WORLD WITHOUT END STORY
All is well in Kingsbridge until the two noble young men bring their wounded knight to the Priory to be doctored. Sir Thomas Langley surprises all by buying his sanctuary in the Church as a humble monk using a dowry from the Queen. What could he possibly have on Queen Isabella to warrant such support? Without warning, Kingsbridge seems suddenly under siege. The Queen's ardent supporter, Sir Roland, marches in and usurps the Earldom of neighbouring Shiring, condemning the reigning lord to
death as a traitor. Roland's list of men, who supported the old King against Her Majesty is long – and they will all hang. The rest must pay dearly in taxes to support her claim to the French Crown - marking the beginning of the 100 Year War.Caris, a visionary young woman, struggles to rise above the suffering and oppression in order to lead her people out of the dark times. In order to save Kingsbridge, Caris, along with her lover Merthin and Sir Thomas Langley, build a community that stands up to The Crown and
WORLD WITHOUT END CAST