The Name of the Rose is an international English language television drama based on the international bestseller novel of the same name by Umberto Eco. The series, which is set in the Middle Ages, was previously made into a feature film starring Christian Slater and Sean Connery in 1986. The series follows Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (John Turturro) and Adso von Melk (Damian Hardung) as they arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps. There they witnesses a series of mysterious murders. While Baskerville and Melk investigate and search for the killer, they are hunted by the merciless inquisitor Bernard Gui (Rupert Everett), who prosecutes those who criticise the Pope.
TV Show Air Date & Info for the UK
UK Channel: BBC One
The series has been picked up by the BBC in the UK, however we're unsure which BBC channel it will air on as of yet.
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