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Offline Phil Norris

The Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell Optioned for TV
« on: November 08, 2015, 10:22:08 PM »
I know this isnt fantasy but seeing all fantasy (usually) has its base in a Dark Ages/Medieval setting I thought this apt.

After the great The Last Kingdom currently showing on BBC2 in the UK and BBC America it seems now producers are delving into another of Bernard Cornwell's works. This time the brilliant Warlord Chronicles that tells the story of King Arthur in a different way.

Details in the link below, of course at the moment the books have just been optioned so this may not come off. But with The Last Kingdom looking to be successful then perhaps the green light may be given.

 http://thewertzone.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/bernard-cornwells-warlord-chronicles.html

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Re: The Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell Optioned for TV
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2015, 10:46:03 PM »
I'd like to see the Thomas Hook novels set during the Hundred Years War snapped up by the BBC as well.
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Re: The Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell Optioned for TV
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015, 02:46:26 AM »
I know this isnt fantasy but seeing all fantasy (usually) has its base in a Dark Ages/Medieval setting I thought this apt.

It does have Merlin in it!

I actually prefer Warlord over Last Kingdom as far as his series go (Last Kingdom has turned into Sharpe circa 800s). 

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Re: The Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell Optioned for TV
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2015, 03:36:57 PM »
It's proving to be a very watchable series. It's not historically accurate but the settings are close enough to grab your interest. Shame they didn't have the fleet that Uhtred was meant to command and the shield wall was a poor second place, but generally it is a good TV adaptation and very entertaining. I hope they make more, but I think the impact has been far less than Game of Thrones.

I agree with the sentiments that historical fiction and fantasy overlap and this is a good example. Skalds though in place of wizards
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Re: The Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell Optioned for TV
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2015, 05:23:30 PM »
It's proving to be a very watchable series. It's not historically accurate but the settings are close enough to grab your interest. Shame they didn't have the fleet that Uhtred was meant to command and the shield wall was a poor second place, but generally it is a good TV adaptation and very entertaining. I hope they make more, but I think the impact has been far less than Game of Thrones.

I agree with the sentiments that historical fiction and fantasy overlap and this is a good example. Skalds though in place of wizards

Is this Warlord or the Last Kingdom? if it's the Last Kingdom I agree with you about the shield wall
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Re: The Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell Optioned for TV
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 09:01:06 PM »
Last Kingdom, sorry -- got carried away
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