Reelz Launches WORLD WITHOUT END iPad and Web App; Miniseries Premieres 10/17
TV About Movies today announced the launch of the World Without End iPad and web browser app. Building upon the success of The Kennedys app, the World Without End app continues the network’s commitment to groundbreaking enhanced viewing and social media experiences and will give viewers unrivaled second-screen interaction for the monumental eight-hour mini-series, World Without End, which premieres Wednesday, October 17, 2012 with three chances to watch at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, 10pm ET/ 7pm PT and 12am ET/ 9pm PT. The World Without End app syncs with the mini-series that plays out over four weeks on REELZ TV to let viewers tap into a wealth of detail and behind-the-scenes information detailing Ken Follett’s bestselling novel and the mini-series.
Both the iPad and browser-based version of the app are available now at reelz.com/secondscreen. Fans don’t need to wait for the World Without End mini-series to premiere on REELZ to enjoy the app. Download it now to explore photo galleries, watch behind-the-scenes clips and dive deep into the characters of Kingsbridge, the stars portraying them and the historical backdrop surrounding the mini-series and best-selling novel.
“We want to connect people to the World Without End mini-series in a way that’s entertaining, fun and at the cutting edge of innovation for second-screen experiences,” said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZCHANNEL. “Millions of people worldwide have read Ken Follett’s books and now his World Without End story comes to life on REELZ in the spectacular mini-series and also like never before with this app.”
World Without End, starring Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City, The Big C) and Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Young Victoria) is an adaptation of Ken Follett's international best-selling novel set amidst natural disaster, plague, and war in 14th century England two hundred years after the construction of the great cathedral in The Pillars of the Earth. World Without End comes to life with a cast of characters, that includes Caris, a feisty young woman played by Charlotte Riley (The Duchess, Wuthering Heights), who inspires her medieval town of Kingsbridge to confront the most powerful forces of her time, namely the Church and the Crown, as they fight to save their town from ruin and, ultimately, usher in a new era of freedom, innovation, and enlightenment. World Without End also stars TOM WESTON-JONES as Merthin—son of the fallen Earl of Shiring, Oliver Jackson-Cohen as the bullish Ralph, Rupert Evans as monk Brother Godwyn, Carlo Rota as wealthy merchant Edmund, Aure Atika as the French born Queen Isabella, Peter Firth as the coarse Knight Roland, Ben Chaplin as the handsome Sir Thomas Langley, David Bradley as the elderly monk Brother Joseph, Nora Von Waldstätten as Gwenda, and Sarah Gadon as Philippa. World Without End was produced by Tandem Communications (The Pillars Of The Earth, The company) and Take 5 Productions (The Tudors, The Borgias) in co-production with Galafilm, in association with Ridley Scott and Tony Scott’s Scott Free Films (The Good Wife).
World Without End App Features:
-Character and personal bios for stars Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Richardson, Charlotte Riley, TOM WESTON-JONES, Rupert Evans, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Carlo Rota, Nora Von Waldstätten, Ben Chaplin, David Bradley, Peter Firth, Aure Atika, Sarah Gadon, Ian Pirie, Tom Cullen and Indira Varma.
-Browse exclusive photos and watch trailers, video production diaries and behind-the-scenes clips from the mini-series.
-When synced to the mini-series airing on REELZ TV, the app’s Timeline of Events updates as characters emerge and significant scenes appear. For example, when the first scenes featuring Kingsbridge appear a map of Ken Follett’s fictional medieval town will appear, along with Follett’s notes about what’s real vs. fictional about Kingsbridge and also watch exclusive video of the Kingsbridge set being built.
-Starting Monday, October 1, app users will have access to watch “Epic Extras” segments from Hollywood Dailies, featuring everything from cast profiles, character breakdowns and behind-the-scenes footage.
-Share the experience by joining the conversation with thousands of fans talking about World Without End through Facebook Connect and Twitter—both without ever leaving the app.
-Hundreds of tidbits, including details on what life was like during the time of World Without End, what changed from the book to the mini-series and insightful notes on the training the actors had to do for their roles.
-Links to buy the mini-series edition of Follett’s World Without End book and e-book from Penguin.com, Amazon, iBooks and Barnes & Noble.
-Broadcast schedule for new episode premieres and an innovative channel finder feature allowing app users to easily find the cable or satellite channel to watch the mini-series.
REELZCHANNEL—TV About Movies® is the only cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and informative programming that is all about movies, including the celebrities, fashion, music and stories behind the stories. The network is also home to ambitious television events, mini-series and series featuring big stories and big stars as seen with the Emmy®-winning The Kennedys and coming October 17, 2012 with Ken Follett’s eight-hour mini-series World Without End. With shows featuring movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper and Sam Rubin, viewers get trusted insight into movies wherever they’re playing, whether in theaters or at home.
REELZCHANNEL reaches more than 64 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZCHANNEL in your area by entering your zip code at http://www.reelz.com/watch. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZCHANNEL is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based out of New York City with offices in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles and an entertainment bureau in Los Angeles.