TV Adaptation of Classic Novel DECLINE AND FALL Comes to DVD This September
The new first-ever television adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel, DECLINE AND FALL makes its DVD debut on September 12, 2017 from Acorn TV, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. When Paul Pennyfeather is unfairly expelled from Oxford University, that expulsion kicks off a disastrous chain of events that no one - least of all Paul - could have anticipated. Starring comedian Jack Whitehall, David Suchet (Agatha Christie's Poirot) and Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), this 1-Disc DVD features 3 episodes ($34.99, Amazon.com) and bonus behind-the-scenes featurettes. Decline and Fall made its U.S. premiere in May 2017 on Acorn TV. Called a "glorious streaming service... an essential must-have" (The Hollywood Reporter), Acorn TV is North America's most popular and largest streaming service focused on British and international television.
Paul Pennyfeather (Jack Whitehall) is a quiet and unassuming theology student at Oxford. But his plans for an uneventful life as a priest fall through when he is unceremoniously expelled after a careless prank by one of the university's infamous social clubs.
Without a private fortune to fall back on, Paul is forced to take a position as a teacher at a third-rate boarding school run by Dr. Fagan (David Suchet). All too quickly, it becomes disastrously apparent that Paul is not fit for the position, but a visit from the beautiful and wealthy American mother of one of his students (Eva Longoria) stirs up hope that his luck may be changing.
Based on the classic satirical novel by Evelyn Waugh (Brideshead Revisited) and adapted by James Wood (Rev), the miniseries co-stars Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire), Tim Pigott-Smith, Vincent Franklin (Happy Valley, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell), and Douglas Hodge (The Night Manager, Penny Dreadful).