Germany’s Tandem Communications and Ridley and Tony Scott‘s Scott Free have released the first cast photo from their upcoming miniseries Labyrinth. Tandem and Scott Free are the team behind the multi-Emmy nominated The Pillars of the Earth
The grip-and-grin shot shows Oscar-winner John Hurt alongside executive producers Ridley Scott and Tandem’s Tim Halkin, together with Kate Mosse, author of the best-selling thriller on which the 4-hour miniseries is based. Mosse’s tale is an adventures story set in modern and medieval France which centres on two women’s search for the holy grail. Delivery is set for late summer 2012. Germany’s Sat.1, Channel Four in the U.K., France’s M6, Spain’s Quatro and ORF in Austria have pre-bought the show. NBC Universal Home Entertainment and Koch Media have certain U.S. home entertainment rights. So far, there is no U.S. broadcaster attached to the series.
Other talent on location at the Labyrinth set in the Carcassonne countryside in the south of France includes director Christopher Smith; actress Vanessa Kirby, who plays Alice Tanner; Captain America‘s Sebastian Stan, who plays Will and Jessica Brown-Findlay of Downton Abbey who plays Alais Pelletier du Mas.
Among the behind-the-scenes talent squeezing into the shot is screenwriter Adrian Hodges, casting director Priscilla John, Sat.1 television executive Thomas von Hennet, executive producer Liza Marshall and producer Moritz Polter.
Also on the Labyrinth cast, though not in the photo, are Harry Potter alumnus Tom Felton, Game of Thrones actor Emun Elliott and Merlin actress Katie McGrath.