Last Update: 02 Oct 2008
Sean's latest project is
a 13-part series for the US television
The £13 million television series stars Sean as Crusoe's widower father, James,
while Robinson Crusoe himself is played by the American actor, Philip Winchester.
Sam Neill appears as Jeremiah Blackthorn, the family friend who helps
Robinson Crusoe build a business empire, while Anna Walton has
been cast as Crusoe's love interest, Susannah.
Crusoe battles storms on the high seas, is taken into slavery by Moors and
finds himself shipwrecked on a desert isle, among other adventures.
The series will follow the character after being marooned for years
with fellow castaway, Friday, as he dreams of being reunited with his family.
There will be flashbacks of Crusoe's life before he journeyed on his ill-fated
Variety reports that some flashbacks are Crusoe's sad childhood with widower
father. James (Bean), his life's love, Susannah (Anna Walton), and business
mentor, Jeremiah Blackthorn (Neill).
The series was filmed in the UK, South Africa and the Seychelles and is
co-produced by the British television company Power. Series developer
and lead writer is Stephen Gallagher. Director is Duane Clark.
the action-adventure, contemporary re-telling of the classic Daniel
Defoe novel "Robinson Crusoe," will debut on in a special two-hour premiere
on Friday, October 17 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC in the US and Canada.
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