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Watch: Ken Follett Drama ‘A Dangerous Fortune’ Heads to Mipcom (EXCLUSIVE)

LONDON — Variety has been given exclusive access to the first trailer from the two-part TV drama “A Dangerous Fortune,” which is based on Ken Follett’s best-selling novel. Global Screen will be selling the show at Mipcom, the TV market that takes place in Cannes next week.

Follett’s book, which has sold more than 7 million copies, is set in Victorian London. It is a tale about “love, unfulfilled passion, greed, power, and political and amorous intrigues,” Global Screen said.

Rich banker’s son Hugh Pilaster is made an orphan when his father shoots himself. Hugh finds himself at the mercy of his beautiful, power-hungry aunt Augusta. Hugh and his best friend Solly venture into London’s underworld, and both fall in love with working-class beauty Maisie. When Solly takes the unthinkable step of proposing to Maisie, Hugh escapes to America. Six years later he returns rich and successful, only to find his feelings for Maisie are unchanged.

The 180-minute drama is directed by Christian Schwochow (“West,” “Open the Wall,” “The Tower”), and stars Dominic Thorburn, Laura de Boer, Jeanette Hain (“The Reader”), Maria Dragus (“The White Ribbon”), Luca Marinelli (“The Great Beauty”) and David Bennent (“Tin Drum”). It is produced by Constantin Television for ZDF.

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