Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Starz Acquires Drama 'The Luminaries' Starring Eve Hewson and Eva Green

Starz has today acquired the stateside rights to the original drama series The Luminaries - a co-production between the BBC in the United Kingdom and TVNZ in New Zealand. The premium cable network has also slated a premiere date for the drama.

The 6-episode first season will launch on Sunday, February 14 at 9:30/8:30c. following the premiere of Men in Kilts: A Road Trip with Sam and Graham.

The series follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell (Eve Hewson) who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life. There she meets Emery Staines (Himesh Patel), an encounter that triggers a strange kind of magic that neither can explain. As they fall in love, driven together and apart by fateful coincidence, these star-crossed lovers begin to wonder: do we make our fortunes, or do our fortunes make us?

The drama also stars Eva Green, Marton Csokas and Ewen Leslie.

Eleanor Catton created the drama, with Claire McCarthy directing. They executive produce with Andrew Woodhead, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Mona Qureshi, Christian Vesper, Claudia Bluemhuber and Tim White.