NBC's 'Crusoe' nabs Neill, Bean, Ackland

 
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Date : May 22, 2008
NBC's 'Crusoe' nabs Neill, Bean, Ackland
Project based on Daniel Defoe novel
By Nellie Andreeva

Complete pilot coverage at Pilot Log

Sam Neill, Sean Bean and Joss Ackland have joined the cast of NBC's action
series "Crusoe."
 
The project, based on Daniel Defoe's novel, chronicles the adventures of the
dashing and resourceful castaway Crusoe (Philip Winchester) and his companion
Friday on a desert island while looking in flashbacks at Crusoe's life before he
embarked on the ill-fated voyage.
 
Among the flashbacks are Crusoe's tragic childhood with widower father.
James (Bean), the relationship with the love of his life, Susannah (Anna Walton),
and his efforts to launch a business under the watchful eye of family friend, J
eremiah Blackthorn (Neill).
 
"Crusoe," written by Stephen Gallagher ("Eleventh Hour") and directed by
Duane Clark ("CSI: NY"), will be filmed in the U.K., South Africa and the
Seychelles.
 
Power is producing, with Justin Bodle, Michael Prupas and Genevieve
Hofmeyr exec producing.
 
 

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