After canceling Hap and Leonard – one of the absolute best shows on TV – SundanceTV has announced its partnership with Tele München Group (TMG) and Sundance Now on the limited series The Name of the Rose.
Based on Umberto Eco’s highly acclaimed novel, the series follows Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (Turturro) and his novice Adso von Melk (Hardung) as they arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps – where they become witnesses to a series of mysterious murders.
The Name of the Rose stars John Turturro, Michael Emerson and Rupert Everett and will launch in 2019.
On Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13th), SundanceTV will run the ultimate Movies for Moms marathon.
Beginning at 12 noon (11am C), the network will unspool six movies for moms, including: Honeymoon in Vegas, The Break-Up, Date Night, Pretty in Pink, How To Lose a Guy in Ten Days and When Harry Met Sally.
SundanceTV will air a series of special programs during Black History Month. It’s February programming includes the history-making Roots miniseries; Roots: The Next Generation and Queen (final chapter of Alex Haley’s Roots story).
Also included will be bio film Malcolm X, Rosewood, The Color Purple and Ghosts of Mississippi.
Hap and Leonard stars Michael Kenneth White and Louis Gossett Jr. will provide will provide interstitial commentary on a range of topics relating to SundanceTV’s Black History Month programming.
In the season two finale of The A Word, Same Deep Water, an ‘End of Year Show’ at Joe’s old school brings his family members together. As Joe takes the stage, it is clear what they mean to him. But will they remain the family he knows?
The second season finale of The A Word airs on Wednesday, December 13th (10/9C).
In Top of the Lake: China Girl we see Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss)recently returned to Sydney and trying to rebuild her life. When the body of an Asian girl washes up on Bondi Beach, there appears little hope of finding the killer, until Robin realizes China Girl didn’t die alone.
Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake: China Girl is set to premiere as a three-night event on SundanceTV, from Sunday, September 10th through Tuesday, September 12th (9/8C all three nights).