Movie News

Classic ’80s mini-series North & South to be remade

Classic ’80s mini-series North & South to be remade
Brooke Campbell

The classic ’80s mini-series “North & South”, a TV event that helped kick off the career of then-unknown Patrick Swayze, is about to be dusted and redone.

Discovery Channel, in conjunction with Lionsgate, are working on a new scripted-series based on the Hazard and Main family.

Press release follows :

Discovery Channel announces today its order to development of the network’s next scripted mini-series, NORTH AND SOUTH, based on the trilogy of North and South novels by John Jakes, the bestselling author who mingles the lives of historical personages and strong characters, and involves them in the great events of the U.S. and world.
NORTH AND SOUTH will tell the epic story of two families – the Hazard family, northern factory owners from Pennsylvania, and the Main family, southern plantation owners. The story begins when lead characters George Hazard and Orry Main meet as young men at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The Hazard and the Main families become close, brought together in bonds of friendship and affection that neither jealousy nor violence can shatter.
At a time when great technological advancements were made and social and political groups worked for anti-slavery legislation as well as women’s equality, the economic foundation of the country began to rapidly change. Spanning three generations and chronicling the lives and loves of two great family dynasties, NORTH AND SOUTH shows the vastly different ways of life for the Main and Hazard families which threaten to drive them apart, fracture marriages and poison sibling relationships. They are put to the ultimate test as fathers, sons, brothers and friends fight each other on the battlefields of the deadliest war America has ever seen.
NORTH AND SOUTH is a co-production between Discovery and Lionsgate. John Jakes is represented by Joel Gotler of IPG and Frank Curtis of Rembar & Curtis. Jakes will also serve as an executive producer on the project.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 14 times, 14 visits today)
Movie News
Brooke Campbell

Experienced in the art of journalism, marketing, and making up excuses for not having to eat my Brussels Sprouts.

More in Movie News

princecharming

Prince Charming movie in the works at Disney

Brooke CampbellJul 7, 2015
stopthesequel

Back to the Future 4 & 9 other sequels that never happened!

Editorial StaffJul 7, 2015
kingdomdvd

Kingdom : Season One DVD sneak peek!

Editorial StaffJul 7, 2015
HANNIBAL -- "Mizumono" Episode 213 -- Pictured: Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter -- (Photo by: Brooke Palmer/NBC)

Netflix, Amazon pass on Hannibal

Brooke CampbellJul 7, 2015
jeffreydeanmorgan

Jeffrey Dean Morgan finds regular employ with Good Wife

Brooke CampbellJul 7, 2015
guardians

Guardians of the Galaxy animated series launching September 26!

Brooke CampbellJul 7, 2015
annavincent

Anna Camp, Vincent Kartheiser among Saints & Strangers cast

Brooke CampbellJul 7, 2015
donnieyen

Donnie Yen heading to a Galaxy far, far away!?

Brooke CampbellJul 7, 2015
nedkelly

Snowtown helmer doing new Ned Kelly movie

Brooke CampbellJul 7, 2015