EPIX TO MAKE EPIC SERIES
OUT OF THE WINTER KING AND A COLUMN OF FIRE NOVELS
Epix has announced a number of new projects that they will be developing in the future and among them is TV series adaptation of A COLUMN OF FIRE Elizabethan Era set novel from Ken Follett which follows his previous
two epic adaptations The Pillars of the World and World Without End, and also a TV series adaptation of THE WINTER KING Arthurian novels from another great epic writer Bernard Cornwell on whose works The Last Kingdom saga is based on.
|Bad Wolf is producing The Winter King|
Bad Wolf will produce the adaptation of Cornwell's trilogy of novels The Warlord Chronicles which consist of three books set in Arthurian Britain mixing history and legends THE WINTER KING, Enemy Of God and Excalibur. The protagonist of the series is Derfel Cadarn, a Saxon brought up as a Briton by Merlin, the greatest of all Druids. In the course of the story, he becomes a
great warrior and one of Arthur's
warlords in his war against the Saxons. Derfel is one of Arthur's
closest advisers and friends.
|A Column of Fire will be produced by Snowed In|
Meanwhile, A COLUMN OF FIRE from Ken Follett follows the romance between Ned Willard and Margery Fitzgerald beginning in 1558 and spanning half a century of political intrigue and turmoil as well as the political intrigue of the royal courts of England, France, and Scotland, and the oft-times violent conflict between supporters of the Catholic Church and the rising Protestant movement in the late 16th century. Unlike the two previous novels in this series, a large portion of the plot takes place outside the town of Kingsbridge, utilizing such far-flung settings as Paris, Seville, Geneva, Antwerp, and the Caribbean, and involving many major characters who have no direct connection with the town.