ITV’s new four part drama The Great Fire will premiere on Thursday October 16th at 9pm, it has been announced.
The Great Fire is set in 1666 and takes place over four consecutive days. The drama focuses on the circumstances which led to the catastrophic fire, telling the stories of all involved from Thomas Farriner and his family to the ambitious Samuel Pepys and King Charles II. Terrified and bewildered, the people are thrown into chaos, and with each day they become increasingly desperate to seek safety away from the city.
The four-parter was penned by Tom Bradby, Chris Hurford & Tom Butterworth, directed by Jon Jones and is being produced by Fleming indie Ecosse Films. The cast includes Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Daniel Mays (Common), Perdita Weeks (Flight Of The Storks), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Dracula), Andrew Tiernan (Ripper Street), Antonia Clarke (Lightfields), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), David Schofield (The Shadow Line) and Sonya Cassidy (Vera).
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.