Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Starz Teams with BBC on Limited Series 'Howards End' Starring Hayley Atwell

Starz has teamed with BBC to co-produce the limited series Howards End based on the E.M. Forster novel of the same name. The four part series will be written by Kenneth Lonergan and directed by Hettie Macdonald. The cast includes Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen and Tracy Ullman.

Howards End explores the changing landscape of social and class divisions in turn of the century England through the prism of three families: the intellectual and idealistic Schlegels, the wealthy Wilcoxes from the world of business, and the working class Basts. 

Atwell will play Margaret Schlegel. Macfadyen will play Henry Wilcox. Ullman will play Aunt Juley Mund.

Lonergan and Macdonald executive produce with Colin Callender, Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin, David A. Stern, Sophie Gardiner, Scott Huff and Lucy Richer. Playground, City Entertainment and KippSter Entertainment produce.

"Starz continues our commitment to bring quality drama to the screen with Howards End and we're delighted to once again work in partnership with the BBC and Colin Callender on this literary period piece," said Carmi Zlotnik, President of Programming, Starz.