Alfred Enoch Joins Epic Miniseries “Troy: Fall of a City”
If you still can’t get over what happened on this past season of How to Get Away with Murder, you’ll be pleased to hear that Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas) has landed a role in the upcoming BBC/Netflix miniseries Troy: Fall of a City.
The eight-part series will tell the classic story of the love affair between Paris (Louis Hunter) and Helen (Bella Dayne), which leads to war between Greece and Troy.
Alfred will be seen in what sounds like a well-suited role as the Trojan general Aeneas. The series description sounds sure to get audiences’ blood pumping:
An epic tale of mortals and gods, David Farr’s psychologically rich and sweeping narrative goes back to the story’s origins: to the judgement of Paris, his scandalous love affair with Helen, and the ill-starred prophecy surrounding his birth.
Told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege, ‘Troy: Fall of a City’ is a rich story of love, intrigue, betrayal and belonging. Combining thrilling adventure with heart-breaking intimacy, it conveys the big themes of human existence and identity; of people battling to retain their sense of humanity and compassion amidst the devastation and destruction of war.
Other members of the ensemble cast include David Threlfall (Shameless) as King Priam of Troy, Frances O’Connor (The Missing) as Queen Hecuba of Troy, and Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones) as Odysseus.
The drama is written by the Emmy and Golden Globe award–winning writer of The Night Manager David Farr. He said, “I’m delighted we’ve assembled such a high-quality ensemble cast, mixing some exciting new faces with experienced actors whom I have long coveted and admired.”
Filming is currently underway in South Africa.
No airdate has been set yet, but the series will be shown in the UK on BBC One and outside the UK on Netflix. We can’t wait!