ENCORE PRESENTS "THE BIG MINISERIES SHOWCASE" THIS FALL WITH THE U.S. TELEVISION PREMIERE OF "THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE"
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 10TH, ENCORE WILL PRESENT A DIFFERENT MINISERIES EACH MONDAY NIGHT AT 8PM ET/PT
ADDITIONAL TITLES WILL INCLUDE: "TITANIC: BLOOD AND STEEL," FEATURING CHRIS NOTH AND NEVE CAMPBELL, "LONESOME DOVE," "THORN BIRDS," "THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH," "MOBY DICK" AND MORE
Beverly Hills, Calif., June 27, 2012 - Beginning this fall, ENCORE will present "The Big Miniseries Showcase," a mix of classic and new critically acclaimed miniseries on Monday nights at 8pm ET/PT. The slate will debut with the U.S. television premiere of the ENCORE Original miniseries, "The Crimson Petal and the White." The BAFTA nominated two-part drama will premiere on Monday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 11 at 8pm ET/PT.
In addition to "The Crimson Petal and the White," ENCORE's "The Big Miniseries Showcase" will also include Monday night premieres of "Shogun," "The Pillars of the Earth," "Merlin," "Lonesome Dove," the "Thorne" mysteries, "Moby Dick," "Thorn Birds," the U.S. television premiere of the ENCORE Original miniseries "Titanic: Blood and Steel," and more.
"We are excited to offer ENCORE viewers an expanded range of premium and network TV miniseries to complement our already outstanding collection of uncut, commercial-free movies," said Stephan Shelanski, EVP of Programming for Starz Entertainment. "'The Big Miniseries Showcase' programming destination will include a selection of fan favorites and classic titles, including many which are adapted from some of the bestselling novels of our time.'"
"The Crimson Petal and the White," nominated for two BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards (Best Actress for Romola Garai, and Best Mini Series), is an adaptation of Michel Faber's 2002 bestselling novel. It's an alluring, seductive drama that reveals the underbelly of Victorian-era London and the travails of prostitute Sugar, played by Romola Garai, ("The Hour," Atonement, Amazing Grace). Chris O'Dowd (Friends with Kids, Bridesmaids) stars as William Rackham, along with Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files") as brothel proprietor Mrs. Castaway, Amanda Hale ("Ripper Street") as William's disturbed wife Mrs. Rackham, Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter 2002, 2005) as Mrs. Emmeline Fox, and Richard E. Grant (Withnail and I) as Dr. Curlew, Mrs. Rackham's medical consultant.
ENCORE's "The Big Miniseries Showcase" Fall Lineup (times are ET/PT & subject to change):
September 10 & 11 at 8pm
"The Crimson Petal and the White"
September 17- 22 at 8pm
"Shogun" - John Blackthorne, an English ship pilot, whose Vessel wrecked upon the Japanese coast in the early 17th century, is forced to deal with the two most powerful men in Japan. He is thrown in the midst of a war between Toranaga and Ishido, who struggle for the title of 'Shogun' which will give ultimate power to the one who possesses it.
September 24 - 27 at 8pm
"The Pillars of the Earth" - The EMMY(R) nominated miniseries
which originally debuted on STARZ, is a sweeping epic tale of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty. This sensuous, spirited and passionate story is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles during the great Anarchy of 12th century England.
Additional miniseries to air on ENCORE include "Jason and the Argonauts," "Lonesome Dove," "Return to Lonesome Dove," "Gulliver's Travels," "Moby Dick," "Thorne: Sleepyhead" and "Throne: Scaredy Cat," "Thorn Birds," "Snow Queen," and "Noah's Arc."
About Starz Entertainment
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 17 premium channels including the flagship STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R) brands with approximately 20.1 million and 33.6 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels. Starz Entertainment is recognized as a pay TV leader in providing HD, On Demand, HD On Demand and online advanced services for its STARZ, ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX brands. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LMCA).