Author Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy Set for Television
Best selling author Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy is set to be developed by ABC into a 10 hour limited series based on the trilogy compromising Fall of Giants, Winter of the World and Edge of Eternity.
Giants is a dramatic tale of love and war told through the lives of five families that become entangled by the first World War. An earl falls for a coal miner’s daughter, a British heiress for a German spy and a young American on the fast track to the White House falls for a Russian bootleggers’s daughter. Set against the backdrop of a catastrophic war, Follett’s characters rise to the challenge of new realities of social class, gender equality and economic collapse — and every one of them is irrevocably changed by it.
Ann Peacock (The Dovekeepers and Chronicles of Narnia) has come on board to pen the script and also exec produce the project from Sony Pictures Television. Michael De Luca (Fifty Shades of Grey and The Social Network) is also on board to executive produce Giants alongside Stephanie Germain (The Day After Tomorrow).
Should Giants do well then the second and third books in the trilogy could become the basis for two more 10 hour event series or a continuing hour long scripted series.
For Follett the Century Trilogy started in 2010 with Giants, followed by World in 2012 and Eternity in September 2014. The first two installments have sold more than 12 million copies worldwide.