The Pillars of the Earth Returns to Reelz
04.17.12 by Chris
The Emmy Award–winning Pillars of the Earth returns to Reelz this Friday, April 20, at 11pm ET / 8pm PT. The nine-part miniseries features stellar performances from Ian McShane (Deadwood, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist, A Knight’s Tale), and Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games, The Italian Job) among others.
Based on Ken Follett's best-selling novel of the same name, Pillars is an epic tale of good and evil set against a backdrop of war, religious strife, and power struggles in 12th-Century England. The miniseries plays out over the next nine weeks, with new episodes airing Fridays through June 15th and encore showings on Saturdays. ReelzChannel is Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and available on your cable system.
Also returning is Reelz's The Pillars of the Earth second-screen experience. The enhanced-viewing app syncs with episodes, providing a wealth of behind-the-scenes information. Compatible with Apple's new iPad, iPad 2, the free app is available now for download at Apple’s iTunes store and at reelz.com/apps.
Pillars also stars Matthew Macfadyen (Robin Hood, Pride and Prejudice), Eddie Redmayne (The Yellow Handkerchief, The Good Shepherd), Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Duchess), Sarah Parish (Merlin), Alison Pill (Milk), and Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her).