24-10-2011

PRODUCTION: World Without End Shooting in Slovakia

Written by Dominika Uhríková

BRATISLAVA: World Without End, an eight-part historical TV series with British director Michael Caton-Jones, is currently shooting in Slovakia. The series is the sequel to the 2010 Golden Globe-nominated TV epic The Pillars of the Earth.

The €28 million series is produced by Germany's Tandem Communications (www.tandemcom.de) and Canada's Take 5 Productions (www.take5productions.ca) in association with Canada's Galafilm (www.galafilm.com), the UK's Ridley Scott and Tony Scott's Scott Free (www.rsafilms.com) and Hungary's Mid Atlantic Films (www.world-without-end.tv/mid-atlantic-films).

After shoots in Hungary and Austria, Caton-Jones with his 225-member crew arrived in Slovakia to take advantage of the local architecture. Shooting locations include Bojnice Castle in the west of the country and the Gothic-style St. Elizabeth's Cathedral in the eastern Slovak city of Košice.

"The castle and the cathedral are among the most beautiful historical sites in Europe," Howard Ellis, one of the producers, told the Plus Jeden Deň daily. "It is a great honour for us to be here."

Based on a novel by Ken Follett and set in 14th century England during the Hundred Years' War, the eight-hour epic relates the circumstances leading to a peasant's revolt against their oppressors.

Set to hit the screens in 2012, the series boasts an all-star casting featuring, among others, Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Miranda Richardson (Damage, Enchanted April), Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line) and Peter Firth (Spooks, Pearl Harbor). To date, the distribution rights to the series have been sold to more than 40 TV channels around the world.

The shooting in Slovakia will wrap on 29 October 2011.

Contact Information:

Tandem Communications

Sonnenstrasse 14

80331 Munich, Germany

Tel: +49 89 96 22 83 00

Fax: +49 89 96 22 83 10

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www.tandemcom.de

Take 5 Productions Inc.

1 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 215

ON M6K 3E7 Toronto, Canada

Tel: +1 416 583 2186

Fax: +1 416 532 2750
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www.take5productions.ca

Galafilm Inc.

443 St-Vincent Street

QC H2Y 3A6 Montreal, Canada

Tel: +1 514 273 4252

Fax: +1 514 273 8689

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www.galafilm.com

Scott Free

42-44 Beak Street

W1F 9RH London, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 7437 3163

Fax: +44 20 7439 2478

www.rsafilms.com

Mid Atlantic Films

Belgrád rakpart 17

H-1051 Budapest, Hungary

Tel: +36 30 295 5734

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www.world-without-end.tv/mid-atlantic-films