SundanceTV doesn’t have a huge slate of scripted TV series, but they tend to program with an eye toward its merit, rather than making a splash in the Nielsen ratings. Enter The Name of the Rose TV series. Based on the 1980 Umberto Eco novel of the same name, which also spawned the 1986 Sean Connnery—Christian Slater film, this show is billed as a mini-series, but is that set in stone, or could it change? Will The Name of the Rose be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A SundanceTV medieval detective drama, The Name of the Rose stars John Turturro, Damian Hardung, Rupert Everett, Greta Scarano, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, and Michael Emerson. The series unfolds in northern Italy in 1327 and centers on brilliant English Franciscan friar William of Baskerville (Turturro) and Adso of Melk (Hardung), a young novice. When the duo travels to a remote abbey for a summit, they wind up investigating the death of two monks at great risk to themselves.
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What do you think? Do you like The Name of the Rose TV series? Should this SundanceTV show be cancelled or renewed for season two?