‘Belgravia’ makers are adapting Ken Follett’s ‘A Column of Fire’ for TV

A new TV adaptation of A Column of Fire by Ken Follett has been announced.

The 2017 novel is the third book in Follett’s successful Kingsbridge series.

A Column of Fire follows 1989’s The Pillars of the Earth and 2007’s World Without End.

The upcoming Elizabethan-era television series will be written by Lizzie Mickery.

Mickery was previously an actress, appearing as Maggie Thorpe in the BBC’s Tenko.

A Column of Fire follows the 1558 romance between Ned Willard and Margery Fitzgerald, continuing on through half a century of political intrigue and turmoil.

The Pillars of the Earth was adapted for TV by Starz in 2010, starring Ian McShane (Lovejoy), Hayley Atwell (Howards End), Rufus Sewell (Victoria), Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street), and Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl).

It was followed by a TV adaptation of World Without End in 2012, starring Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Miranda Richardson (The Hours), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights), and Tom Weston-Jones (Copper).

A Column of Fire is expected to premiere on Epix in the US in 2021.

If you’ve not heard of Epix before, they’re the co-producers of Julian Fellowes’ new period drama series Belgravia, which begins in the US next month.

Ken Follett’s A Column of Fire novel is available on Amazon.