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The Name of the Rose (miniseries)

The Name of the Rose (Italian: Il nome della rosa) is an Italian-German historical period drama television miniseries created and directed by Giacomo Battiato. It is based on the international bestseller novel of the same name by Umberto Eco. The series stars John Turturro as William of Baskerville and Rupert Everett as Bernard Gui. It was co-produced by Italian production companies 11 Marzo Film and Palomar for Rai Fiction and Tele München Group.

The Name of the Rose
ItalianIl nome della rosa
GenreHistorical period drama
Created byGiacomo Battiato
Based onThe Name of the Rose
by Umberto Eco
Screenplay by
Story byAndrea Porporati
Directed byGiacomo Battiato
Starring
Narrated byPeter Davison
Composer(s)Volker Bertelmann
Country of origin
  • Italy
  • Germany
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Patrizia Massa
  • Herbert G. Kloiber
  • Herbert L. Kloiber
  • John Turturro
  • Guendalina Ponti
Producer(s)
  • Matteo Levi
  • Carlo Degli Esposti
  • Nicola Serra
  • Marta Aceto
  • Michele Zatta
  • Marco Camilli
  • Davide Nardini
  • Luigi Pinto
  • Margherita Murolo
Production location(s)
  • Italy
  • France
CinematographyJohn Conroy
Editor(s)Stephen O'Connell
Running time50–54 minutes
Production company(s)
  • 11 Marzo Film
  • Palomar
Distributor
Release
Original networkRai 1
Picture format
Original release4 March (2019-03-04) –
25 March 2019 (2019-03-25)
External links
Website

The Name of the Rose premiered on 4 March 2019 on Rai 1, which commissioned the series in November 2017.[1][2]

PlotEdit

Northern Italy, 1327. The Franciscan friar William of Baskerville (Guglielmo da Baskerville), followed by the young novice Adso of Melk, reaches an isolated Benedictine abbey to participate in a dispute over the evangelical counsel of poverty between representatives of the Franciscan Order and the Avignon papacy. Upon arrival in the abbey the two are involved in a chain of mysterious deaths.[3]

CastEdit

StarringEdit

Also starringEdit

  • Rinat Khismatouline as Cardinal du Pouget
  • Camilla Diana as Bianca
  • David Brandon as Hugh of Newcastle

SupportingEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateItal. viewers
(millions)
1
2
"Episode 1"
"Episode 2"
Giacomo BattiatoStory by: Andrea Porporati
Teleplay by: Giacomo Battiato, Andrea Porporati, John Turturro, Nigel Williams
4 March 2019 (2019-03-04)6.501[5]
3
4
"Episode 3"
"Episode 4"
Giacomo BattiatoStory by: Andrea Porporati
Teleplay by: Giacomo Battiato, Andrea Porporati, John Turturro, Nigel Williams
11 March 2019 (2019-03-11)4.727[6]
5
6
"Episode 5"
"Episode 6"
Giacomo BattiatoStory by: Andrea Porporati
Teleplay by: Giacomo Battiato, Andrea Porporati, John Turturro, Nigel Williams
18 March 2019 (2019-03-18)3.894[7]
7
8
"Episode 7"
"Episode 8"
Giacomo BattiatoStory by: Andrea Porporati
Teleplay by: Giacomo Battiato, Andrea Porporati, John Turturro, Nigel Williams
25 March 2019 (2019-03-25)3.960[8]

DistributionEdit

The miniseries premiered on Sundance TV in the United States on 23 May 2019.[9] It premiered on 3 October 2019 on SBS in Australia,[10] and on 11 October 2019 on BBC Two in the United Kingdom.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c White, Peter (2 November 2017). "Rupert Everett & John Turturro's The Name of the Rose TV Remake Finds Distributor". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b White, Peter (7 February 2018). "Michael Emerson Joins The Name of the Rose; Go-Betweens Doc Deal; Amazon India Original". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Il nome della rosa (La serie)" (in Italian). RaiPlay. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Clarke, Stewart (17 January 2018). "More International Cast Members Join The Name of the Rose (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  5. ^ Fumarola, Silvia (5 March 2019). "Il nome della rosa debutta su Rai1 e conquista gli ascolti della prima serata". La Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  6. ^ Buonocore, Mattia (12 March 2019). "'Ascolti TV | Lunedì 11 marzo 2019. Forte calo per Il Nome della Rosa (19.86%), Isola 17.31%". DavideMaggio.it (in Italian). Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  7. ^ Buonocore, Mattia (19 March 2019). "'Ascolti TV | Lunedì 18 marzo 2019. Crolla Il Nome della Rosa (16.7%-3,9 mln), Isola 17.3% (2,8 mln), Made in Sud 9.9% (2 mln)". DavideMaggio.it (in Italian). Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  8. ^ Buonocore, Mattia (26 March 2019). "'Ascolti TV | Lunedì 25 marzo 2019. Il Nome della Rosa chiude con il 16.9%, Isola 18.3%, Made in Sud 9.4%". DavideMaggio.it (in Italian). Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  9. ^ "The Name of the Rose". Sundance TV. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  10. ^ Knox, David (24 September 2019). "Airdate: The Name of the Rose". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  11. ^ Rajani, Deepika (18 October 2019). "The Name of the Rose cast: who stars in the BBC series based on Umberto Eco's novel, and where it was filmed". iNews. Retrieved 25 October 2019.

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