HISTORY CHANNEL ANNOUNCES EPIC NEW MINI TV SERIES
THE PLAGUE YEAR
Earlier this year I told you that History Channel will focus on making historical mini series instead of regular shows and now they've officially announced first two. THE PLAGUE YEAR, coming from Tudors and Vikings creator Michael Hirst is a portrait of 1665 London, during one of the all-time worst outbreaks of the Bubonic Plague. It’s the story of a society in
turmoil, struggling to adapt to a new set of rules, finding its footing during a time of fear, paranoia, and suspicion. As Londoners flee in droves, those who remain in the city, whether by choice or by fate, find their resolves tested and old wounds reopened, as they are faced with an impossible question: how do you keep going when everything around you has fallen to pieces?
is believed that the Great Plague killed over 100,000 people, and then
next year, while the plague was still active, the Great Fire hit London
burning more than 13,000 homes|
THE DONNER PARTY
Created by Ric Burns, explores one of America’s most iconic and tragic pioneer stories. Setting out for California in the Spring of 1846, James Reed, his family, and a hopeful wagon train of migrants were drawn by the promise
of a better life out west. Little did they know that their ill-fated expedition, doomed to be trapped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for the winter, would face unimaginable hardships that brought out the best, and worst, in humanity. If you recall, History also said some of these mini series will be Ancient Rome set, so stay tuned.
|Some of the migrants actually resorted to cannibalism|