Michael Caton-Jones has been hired to direct the eight-part TV series World Without End. The $43M project is based on the best-seller by Ken Follett and is a sequel to the Starz series The Pillars of the Earth.
Production begins July 4 in Budapest and casting is currently underway. Starz co-developed ‘World’ but is not currently attached to air it, although producers are expected to lock down a domestic TV deal next week. The series already has been sold to Channel 4 in the UK, Canada’s Shaw Media, Pro7 in Germany, Spain’s Cuatro, Austria’s ORF and Italy’s pay channel SkyItalia.