Monday, April 13, 2020

National Geographic Announces Premiere Date for Limited Series 'Barkskins' Starring David Thewlis and Marcia Gay Harden

National Geographic has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original limited series Barkskins based on the novel of the same name by Annie Proulx.

The 8-part limited series will premiere on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, at 9/8c. - airing back-to-back episodes across four weeks.

The series is set in Wobik, a small settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Quebec. As the Catholic Church sends Jesuit priests to convert the indigenous people, Frances sends indentured servants to populate its territory, along with "Filles Du Roi" ("Daughters of the King"), young women to be matched with husbands, start families and help the colonies prosper. This disparate group of outcasts, rogues and innocents must navigate brutal hardships, competing interests and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization: 1690s New France.

The cast features David Thewlis, Marcia Gay Harden, Aneurin Barnard, James Bloor, Christian Cooke, David Wilmot, Thomas M. Wright, Tallulah Haddon, Kaniehtiio (Tiio) Horn, Lily Sullivan and Zahn McClarnon.

Elwood Reid developed the series. He executive produces with Proulx, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Garrett Basch and director David Slade. Fox 21 Television Studios and Scott Rudin Productions produce.