As in previous years, TV series take center stage at Comic Con’ Paris! Now it is Labyrinth’s turn, a new epic thriller miniseries to be presented on Saturday, July 7th with an exceptional screening of the last half-hour of the first episode. 

The four-hour Event miniseries is produced by TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS (The Pillars of the Earth, The Company), Ridley Scott and Tony Scott's SCOTT FREE FILMS (The Good Wife, The Andromeda Strain) and Film Afrika Worldwide (Dark Tide, Endgame) in association with Universal Production Partners (UPP). Labyrinth is a German / South African treaty co-production.

The Event miniseries has assembled a top cast headed by two-time Oscar® nominee, three-time BAFTA Award winner and Golden Globe® winner John Hurt (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The First Avenger, Gossip Girl), Oscar®, BAFTA and Golden Globe® nominee Janet Suzman (Nicholas and Alexandra, Midsomer Murders), Jessica Brown-Findlay (Downton Abbey, Misfits), Vanessa Kirby (The Hour, Great Expectations [2011]), multi-award winner Claudia Gerini (The Passion of the Christ, Under the Tuscan Sun), Katie McGrath (Merlin, Red Mist), Emun Elliott (Game of Thrones, Black Death), with Tony Curran (Gladiator, The Adventures of Tintin) and Tom Felton (Harry Potter 1-9, Rise of the Planet of the Apes).

Attending Comic Con’ are cast members Katie McGrath and Emun Elliott, director Christopher Smith (Black Death, Triangle), TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS, and Labyrinth’s author, Kate Mosse. All will be attending the conference and meeting fans for autographs as well as answering questions to help reveal the secrets of Labyrinth’s quest for the Holy Grail.

Based on the international bestselling novel by Kate Mosse, Labyrinth’s French paperback was released by Livre de Poche.  Labyrinth follows the parallel destiny of two headstrong heroines who are about to reveal the secret of the Holy Grail: 17-year-old Alaïs Pelletier from 13th century Carcassonne and modern-day Alice Tanner working on an archeological dig in southwest France.

After a long career in the publishing industry, Kate Mosse started a new career as a novelist and had her breakthrough in 2005 with the phenomenal success of Labyrinth worldwide. Labyrinth is a dynamic contemporary action adventure taking place simultaneously during the Middle Ages and in the present, mainly in the city of Carcassonne, where Kate Mosse actually lives. In 2006, Labyrinth was the winner of the British Book Award ‚Best Read Award’.

Katie McGrath initially intended to work as a fashion journalist before becoming a costume assistant on The Tudors and finally being cast to play the character of Bess. In 2008, she played Morgana in Merlin and Princess Margaret in the 5-part docudrama The Queen.  Accustomed to acting in period dramas, Katie joined Labyrinth’s cast and plays the character of Oriane.

Emun Elliott’s role in Labyrinth is Guilhelm Du Mas. Emun’s career spans the spectrum of feature films, television and theatre. Feature film credits include the highly-anticipated Prometheus directed by Oscar® Nominee Ridley Scott, and Black Death directed by Christopher Smith. Emun's television credits include the hit series Game of Thrones.

Christopher Smith is a screenwriter and director for both television and film. He is considered to be particularly gifted when it comes to genre films such as Creep, Severance and Triangle. Christopher Smith is also considered to be one of the most talented up-and-coming British directors.

TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS is one of the industry’s leading international television companies. TANDEM develops, finances, produces, markets and distributes high-quality, primetime programs with worldwide appeal, including the Event miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, first aired by the French Pay-TV channel Canal+ and more recently on free TV by France 3. TANDEM is also the producer of the „can’t miss“ Event miniseries World Without End coming to Canal+ by the end of this year.

Katie McGrath, Emun Elliott, Christopher Smith, TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS and Kate Mosse, will be available for interviews and an autograph signing session.

About Comic Con’ Paris:
Comic Con’ Paris is France’s main geek culture festival. Inspired by American conventions, the event was created in 2009 and immediately became a milestone event for all pop culture lovers. Comic Con’ Paris takes place at the same time as Japan Expo and welcomed in 2011 more than 190 000 visitors.

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