Monday, November 2, 2015

SPOTLIGHT ON NEW 17TH CENTURY EPIC TV SERIES 'SAINTS & STRANGERS' WITH VINCENT KARTHEISER, RAY STEVENSON, RON LIVINGSTON, BARRY SLOANE

  'SAINTS & STRANGERS'
EPIC TV SERIES SETS SAIL THIS NOVEMBER AT NAT GEO
It is already obvious that this month is going to bring us quite a lot of new historical series to the small screens and Nat Geo isn't an exception since they're finally releasing their ambitious 17th century four hour epic mini series SAINTS &STRANGERS, the  story of the voyage of the Mayflower and the first year of the Pilgrims in America, to TV on Sunday November 22nd in a two night event! With Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer scoring the main title theme music, the stellar cast is lead by Vincent Kartheiser, Ron Livingston, Barry Sloane, Ray Stevenson, Natascha McElhone, Chris Fisher and Tatanka Means.


SAINTS & STRANGERS STORY
goes beyond the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving and the founding of Plymouth Plantation, revealing the trials and tribulations of the settlers at Plymouth: 102 men, women and children who sailed on a chartered ship for a place they had never seen. Of this group, half are those we think of as “pilgrims,” religious separatists who abandoned their prior lives for a single cause: religious freedom. The other half, the "merchant adventurers," had less spiritual and more material, real-world objectives. This clash of values created complex inner struggles for the group as they sought to establish a new colony, compounded by a complicated relationship with the local Native American tribes. The conflicting allegiances among these groups culminated in trials of assimilation, faith, and compromise, that continued to define the violent nation to this day.

24 comments:

  1. Mmmm...SAINTS & STRANGERS looks epic, nice poster!

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    1. I think it will air around the world at the same time at Nat Geo, so you will probably be able to see it too, Phil!

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  2. Hmm, could be an interesting series - nice to see them exploring the full scope of the story, and not just the traditional pilgrims.

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    1. and it ain't difficult watching it since it is only a two night event

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  3. You know the actual Plymouth Rock is really tiny? I always imagined it to be a big thing, but my friend Robin posted pictures of it on her blog a few years back and I was shocked at how unimpressive it really is

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    1. Just a little of it still stands. You can read Robin's history post about it here http://massholemommy.com/2014/02/11/the-plymouth-rock/#more-21874.

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    2. I bet seaguls like to poop on it :)

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    3. Probably ;) And any cars parked nearby too!

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    4. Talking about poo again? I knew it.

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  4. I'm not so sure myself, good actors though!

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    1. agreed, the ensemble is rather impressive with tons of Brits in it

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  5. It is quite an intriguing historical account to say the least. I wish Jamaica would do stuff like this.

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    1. us smaller countries don't have monies for such lavish projects.

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  6. Saints and Strangers sounds like an intriguing series. I'd like to see this one.

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    1. don't forget to tune in at NatGeo in ten days

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