Moby Dick, the Great American Novel, and Herman Melville’s debut, is getting the Hollywood treatment, but for… Err, TV. ENCORE (A premier television network) has unveiled its first-ever Encore Original programming: Tele München’s $25 million re-imagination of Herman Melville’s classic novel. The all-star cast include Oscar winner William Hurt (Into The Wild, A History of Violence) as the infamous Captain Ahab, Ethan Hawke (Gattaca, Before Sunrise) as first mate Starbuck, and Gillian Anderson (X-Files) as Ahab’s wife among others. The three-hour long TV series is set to air August 1st and 2nd.
The production looks excellent for a TV series, and the cast couldn’t be more perfect. The trailer reeks of the smell of Emmys. We just have to wait and see how it fairs.