Encore Miniseries 'The Crimson Petal and The White' Premiere Pushed Out to September

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February 9th, 2012

This was originally scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, March 6, but now you'll have to wait 6 more months.

via press release:



“The Crimson Petal and The White,”

Will Air September 2012


Based on Michel Faber’s Bestselling Novel, the Four-Part Victorian-Era Drama

Stars Golden Globe® Nominee Romola Garai, Chris O’Dowd and Gillian Anderson



WHAT:           ENCORE Original Drama, “The Crimson Petal and the White,” will now air September 2012.


“The Crimson Petal and the White” is a four part miniseries adapted from Michel Faber’s Bestselling novel (2002). The alluring, seductive drama reveals the underbelly of Victorian era London focusing on the travails of prostitute Sugar, played by Golden Globe® nominee Romola Garai, (The Hour, Atonement, Amazing Grace), with Chris O’Dowd (Gulliver’s Travels, Bridesmaids) as William Rackham.



WHO:              In addition to Garai and O’Dowd, the international cast also includes, Gillian

Anderson (“The X-Files,” “Moby Dick”) as brothel proprietor Mrs. Castaway,

Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter 2002, 2005), and Richard E. Grant (Withnail and I).


Produced by Golden Globe®, Emmy® and BAFTA Award winner, David M. Thompson (The Lost Prince, Revolutionary Road, An Education, Billy Elliot). Adapted by acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Lucinda Coxon (The Heart of Me, The Danish Girl) and directed by BAFTA Award-winner Marc Munden (The Mark of Cain, The Devil's Whore).


WHEN:            Airing in September 2012 on ENCORE. More detailed scheduling information to come.

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