“His surviving children find themselves pawns in a game between the great families of England and the powers of Europe who vie for control of the country.
“The series will depict Elizabeth’s struggles to control her own destiny and take real power as the men around her attempt to claim her sovereignty.”
Set in New York at the close of the 19th century, the nine-part drama series finds its heroine in Marian Brook, played by Louisa Jacobson in her acting debut. When her father passes away, Marian must relocate from the Pennsylvania countryside to New York, with her moneyed aunts, Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon), taking her in as a companion.
It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur.