World Without End (2012): S01E08 – Checkmate


Introduction

World Without End is an eight-episode 2012 television miniseries based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Ken Follett.

It is a sequel to the 2010 miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, also based on a Follett novel.

World Without End is set 150 years after The Pillars of the Earth and chronicles the experiences of the English town of Kingsbridge during the start of the Hundred Years’ War and the outbreak of the Black Death.

The cast is led by Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Richardson, Ben Chaplin, Peter Firth, Charlotte Riley, and Tom Weston-Jones. The miniseries varies significantly from the novel in both the plot and characterizations.

Outline

Caris and Merthin decide they have no future in Kingsbridge and plan to leave together. Brother Thomas reveals his true identity and, together, they produce a document ending the priory’s control over Kingsbridge. Godwyn moves quickly to administer the death sentence placed on Caris now that she has left the Church. Wulfric and Gwenda decide to continue their battle against tyranny even if it means giving up their lives. King Edward III, knowing that his throne is at peril, decides to lead his army personally and stop the uprising.

World Without End Series

You can find a full index and overview of World Without End here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 23 October 2012.
  • Running Time: 45 minutes (without adverts), 60 minutes (with adverts), and 428 minutes (total running time).
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Country: Canada, Germany, and Hungary.
  • Language: English.

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