New Titanic Mini-Series

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New Titanic Mini-Series

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:21 am

Downton Abbey and Gosford Park creator Julian Fellowes is to write a TV mini-series about the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, to air next year on ITV1.

The series - set to start filming in Hungary this spring - will mark the centenary of the liner's demise.

Titanic will be "the must-see original drama for this landmark centenary anniversary," said Maria Kyriacou, of ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Dame Helen Mirren and Romola Garai have been linked to roles in the drama.

Viewers will be taken on a "heart-wrenching journey through Titanic's last hours," pledged ITV in a statement.

The six-part series, it said, would combine "action, mystery and romantic plot lines" and feature both fictional and historical characters.

The ship - claimed to be unsinkable by its builders - sank after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic in April 1912.

The programme will also be screened in the US and Australia.

Fellowes - who became Lord Fellowes of West Stafford last November - enjoyed success with Downton Abbey last year.

The first episode of the lavish period drama began with news of the Titanic's sinking.




Episode One - "The Titanic's sunk".

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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:57 am

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Re: New Titanic Mini-Series

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:58 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:The series - set to start filming in Hungary this spring - will mark the centenary of the liner's demise.


Hungary :roll: What are they going to do, sink it in Lake Balaton?

No offence to Mc but a country with no coastline seems an odd choice.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:03 pm

I can see this series going down well. :lol:
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Re: New Titanic Mini-Series

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:27 pm

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Bouncy Castle wrote:The series - set to start filming in Hungary this spring - will mark the centenary of the liner's demise.


Hungary :roll: What are they going to do, sink it in Lake Balaton?

No offence to Mc but a country with no coastline seems an odd choice.


Cheap locations.

If they're starting the programme from after the sinking, then there shouldn't be too many ship shots - presumably in flashback only.
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Postby pip » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:08 pm

makes sense.
most of the shots will be inside the ship i suppose :D
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:33 pm

With a couple of crew members on the outside of the porthole with a cardboard wave! :lol:
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Postby Penfold » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:27 pm

Can I get a job as an extra? :P

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:56 pm

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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:20 pm

It could well be about the aftermath of the disaster. There was a huge enquiry afterwards and a lot of finger pointing and public discrace, not only of the men who had sneaked places in the lifeboats, but of the captain of the SS Californian, the nearest ship to the disaster, that failed to come to the rescue.
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Postby Bickaxe » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:29 pm

6 parter huh?

Bet it gets a second season :roll:
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