If you like period dramas/history series, as much as I do, here is the TV mini-series for you: The Great Fire. It premieres next week on Thursday, October 16th at 9pm on ITV.
It’s been a while since I keep hearing about this mini-series ( of four parts) as being quite the television event. And after seeing the pictures, I can’t say I disagree. It looks spectacular. Royalties, Charles II, opulence… The Great Fire raging. The series is set in 1666 and is inspired by true events, depicting the four days of the catastrophic fire that almost destroyed London. Love, loss, courage and cowardice blend masterfully in a television production that sees together many prestigious actors: Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Andrew Tiernan (Ripper Street).
Maria Kyriacou, managing director, ITV Studios Global Entertainment said: “This production is on a breath-taking scale and will bring to life the physical drama of this incredible event.
“Ecosse has combined this with an extraordinary script that brilliantly explores the seminal effect this devastating event has on individual lives. The Great Fire will be brand-defining, event television for international broadcasters and a stand-out production in their schedules.” (MIPCOM)
Tom Bradby, political news editor at ITV and writer of “Shadow Dancer”, signs the script, while Jon Jones (Mr Selfridge) directs the series on location in London, Kent and Surrey.
Feel like giving it a try?