Titanic: Blood & Steel Dramatic Miniseries Sets U.S. Premiere Date
First Published: August 30, 2012 1:44 PM EDT Credit: Starz
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A new dramatic miniseries about the creation of the Titanic is heading stateside.
“Titanic: Blood and Steel,” starring “The Good Wife’s” Chris Noth, will premiere Monday, October 8 on Encore (the sister channel to Starz) and run each night through Saturday, October 13.
Noth stars as JP Morgan in the miniseries, the man who built and owned the Titanic, while legendary actor Sir Derek Jacobi is also part of the cast as Lord William Pirrie, chairman of the shipyard that built the cruise liner.
Also part of the cast is “Game of Thrones” star Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), who plays activist Jim Larkin.
“I’m in it for about four episodes at the beginning, [playing] a very famous guy in Ireland, a union organizer,” Liam told AccessHollywood.com earlier this year about his character, based on the real historical figure.
Cunningham, who hails from Ireland, said playing Larkin came with added weight.
“He was one of the dominoes that caused the whole English withdrawal from Ireland, so it was a big responsibility playing him,” the actor said.
Two episodes of “Titanic: Blood and Steel” air back to back, beginning October 8 at 8 PM on Encore.
-- Jolie Lash
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