Acclaimed author Sir Tom Stoppard, the Oscar-winning co-writer of "Shakespeare in Love" and winner of the Tony four times, is writing a miniseries for HBO.
HBO, in conjunction with BBC, is going ahead with “Parade’s End,” a five-part World War I miniseries, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project will star Brits Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall and will be written by Tom Stoppard.
Stoppard won an Oscar in 1999 for writing “Shakespeare in Love.” He also received an Oscar nomination in 1986 for his screenplay for “Brazil.”
Susanna White, who received an Emmy nomination for another HBO miniseries, “Generation Kill,” will direct.
The project is based on a series of novels by British writer Ford Madox Ford. The series is set to start production this fall.