New Trailer for HBO Miniseries PARADE’S END Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall and Adelaide Clemens

     January 22, 2013

parades-end-trailer-slice

A new trailer for the upcoming HBO miniseries Parade’s End is now available.  We recently posted a teaser for the five-part adaptation of the Madox Ford novels starring Benedict CumberbatchRebecca Hall, and Adelaide Clemens, but this new trailer informs on the plot a bit more.  The WWI-era story centers on a love triangle of sorts between Christoper Tietjens (Cumberbatch), his adulterous wife Sylvia (Hall) and the alluring Valentine Wannop (Clemens).  Tietjens holds to an increasingly outdated moral code which complicates matters quite severely.  While many will draw comparisons between Parade’s End and the similarly-themed Downton Abbey, Cumberbatch is quick to make a rather brusque distinction.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer and see what Cumberbatch had to say.

First, here’s the new trailer for HBO’s presentation of the U.K. miniseriesParade’s End (via The Playlist):

While it’s all rather Downton-y for someone whose only exposure to a British examination of social classes in a World War I-era backdrop is Downton Abbey (ie, me), Cumberbatch took offense to the comparison in an interview with Reader’s Digest, saying:

“We’re remembering that there was a world before the First World War. We’re living in a culture now that’s revering, or having a nostalgia trip with, the beginning of the 1900s. Although Downton traded a lot on the sentiment in the last series…but we won’t talk about that series because it was, in my opinion, f*****g atrocious…I thought, Are we pandering to a taste? But this is so much more sophisticated, so much more unusual. You rarely see a piece about this class of people that’s this accurate, funny and pointed. We’re not making some clichéd comment: ‘Oh, isn’t it awful the way there’s this upstairs-downstairs divide.’ This is about class and love, an elegy to a dying era. It’s the final mad waltz of Edwardian society into this war-game idiocy.”

Take that, Julian Fellowes!  You’ve just been Cumberbatch’d!

Parade’s End will air on HBO for three consecutive nights starting February 26th.

parades-end-benedict-cumberbatch-rebecca-hall

Around The Web

Television

Here’s What’s New to Netflix in June: Marvel, Scorsese, and More

'The Aviator', 'Transformers: Age of Extinction', and an original series from the Wachowski siblings are among the new releases coming to Netflix next month.

New SCREAM QUEENS Featurette: Go Behind the Scenes with Ryan Murphy and the Cast

Everyone has a motive ...

TV Performer of the Week: Tom Cavanagh, THE FLASH

A mysterious and captivating performance that provided a great complexity for the season's main question mark.

FX Orders Kurt Sutter’s THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER to Series

'True Blood' actor Stephen Moyer and Katey Segal lead the cast of the 13th Century-set drama.

See First Photos of WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: FIRST DAY OF CAMP

And they are everything fans could possibly want.

Red Nose Day: Watch Anna Kendrick as Indiana Jones, Kermit Singing, More

In the first Red Nose Day special on American shores (benefitting the charity Comic Relief), celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Anna Kendrick, and even Kermit the Frog all showed up to participate in the live telecast.

Watch GAME OF THRONES: THE MUSICAL Starring Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and More

The 'Game of Thrones' cast and Coldplay got together to create a 12-minute sketch to raise money for Red Nose Day.

TEEN WOLF Season 5 Trailer: Senior Year Bites

Dylan O'Brien and Tyler Posey lead the supernatural series, which looks to be taking a dark turn in its fifth season.

HEROES REBORN: Greg Grunberg Returning as Matt Parkman

The telepathic detective returns in a guest arc in the revival series.

First AMERICAN CRIME STORY Pictures Reveal Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson

John Travolta, Sarah Paulson, and more bring the trial of O.J. Simpson to life in Ryan Murphy's FX true crime miniseries.

Page 1 of 68212345...102030...Last »