SundanceTV has set premiere dates for its next two scripted series.
Debuting Thursday, April 4th at midnight, Unspeakable chronicles the emergence of HIV and Hepatitis C in Canada in the early 1980s, which resulted in thousands of people being infected by tainted blood. Sarah Wayne Callies (Colony) stars as a whistleblower who exposes what became a medical disaster with immeasurable impact. The series, a CBC co-production from Robert C. Cooper (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), will then air its second episode Friday, April 5th at midnight.
In addition to Callies, Unspeakable stars Shawn Doyle (Frequency), Levi Meaden (Aftermath), David Lewis (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce), and Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1).
Based on Umberto Eco’s acclaimed novel of the same name, 1327-set The Name of the Rose follows Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (John Turturro) and his novice Adso von Melk (Damian Hardung) as they bear witness to murders at an Italian monastery located in the Alps. Debuting Wednesday, May 1st at 11:00, the series follows William and Adso as they search for the killer while avoiding nefarious Papal inquisitor Bernard Gui (Rupert Everett).
In addition to Turturro and Hardung, The Name of the Rose stars Michael Emerson (Lost), Sebastian Koch (Homeland), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones), and Richard Sammel (The Strain).
Unspeakable and The Name of the Rose join a slate for SundanceTV that includes Liar and Deutschland 86.