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The Pillars Of The Earth

About The Pillars Of The Earth

Ken Follett’s best-selling novel is brought to life in a star-studded and critically-acclaimed eight-part miniseries! Emerging from the war-torn shadows of England’s Dark Ages, an idealistic mason, Tom Builder (Rufus Sewell, The Holiday) sets out on a quest of erecting a glorious Cathedral bathed in light. But when that light threatens to illuminate the dark secrets of ambitious Bishop Waleran Bigod (Ian McShane, 2005 Golden Globe Best Actor, TV's "Deadwood”) and the battling progeny of King Henry, Queen Maud (Alison Pill, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and King Stephen (Tony Curran, Ondine), they’ll stop at nothing to keep those secrets safe! The epic miniseries event also stars Matthew MacFadyen (Frost/Nixon) as Prior Philip, Hayley Atwell (Love Hate) as the beautiful noblewoman Aliena and Donald Sutherland (TV's "Dirty Sexy Money") as Bartholomew. Episode 1: Anarchy The death of King Henry’s heir ignites a battle between Queen Maud and King Stephen to become the successor to the throne. Monk Philip is enticed by an offer from Father Waleran Bigod; in return for his endorsement of Bigod to the appointment of Bishop, Philip will be elected Prior. Tom Builder travels the countryside in search of work. Episode 2: Master Builder When a fire destroys Kingsbridge Church, Tom presents a plan to Prior Philip to construct a glorious new cathedral filled with light. As Philip politics for funds to aid in the church’s construction, he finds himself caught between Bishop Bigod and King Stephen’s supporter, Earl Percy Hamleigh. Episode 3: Redemption Prior Philip and Percy’s son William find themselves in a political stalemate as they compete for access to valuable stone. Jack demonstrates amazing artistic prowess as he begins to carve a monument to St. Adolphus and the destroyed Kingsbridge Cathedral. Episode 4: Battlefield William plans his way towards Earldom and soon discovers he is not alone in his ambition; a mysterious knight seeks the same appointment. The battle between Maud and Stephen rages, culminat

Executive Producer

Rola Bauer, Tim Halkin, Michael Prupas, David Rosemont, Jonas Bauer, David W. Zucker, Tony Scott, Ridley Scott


Alison Pill, Donald Sutherland, Peter Bathurst, Matthew MacFadyen, Natalia Worner, Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Sarah Parish, Ian McShane, Tony Curran, Eddie Redmayne

Based on a Work by

Ken Follett


John Pielmeier


John Ryan, Adam Goodman, Howard Ellis


Sergio Mimica-Gezzan