Tele München Group (TMG) and AMC Networks’ SundanceTV and Sundance Now are partnering on the TV event The Name of the Rose.
The Name of the Rose is based on Umberto Eco’s novel, which has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide since it was first published in 1980. The limited series will launch in 2019 on RAI in Italy and SundanceTV in the U.S. It will also stream on Sundance Now in the U.S. and Canada.
The Name of the Rose is being produced by 11 Marzo Film, Palomar and TMG in co-production with SundanceTV and in association with RAI Fiction. The cast includes John Turturro (The Night Of), Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of Interest), Rupert Everett (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Damian Hardung (Red Band Society), Sebastian Koch (Homeland), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones), Richard Sammel (Inglourious Basterds), Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Human Capital) and Greta Scarano (In Treatment).
TM International handles the worldwide distribution of the series.
Herbert L. Kloiber, the managing director of Tele München Group and Tele München International, said: “We are thrilled to work with the AMC Networks family on The Name of the Rose. Umberto Eco’s masterpiece hasn’t lost any of its fascination since it was first published and we are very much looking forward to bringing this authentic and multi-layered vision of Eco’s unparalleled novel to audiences around the world.”
“SundanceTV and Sundance Now are proud to join Tele München Group on The Name of the Rose, an entertaining murder mystery full of twists and turns, brought to life with first-class talent in front of and behind the camera,” said Jan Diedrichsen, general manager of, SundanceTV and Sundance Now. “William of Baskerville is nothing less than a medieval Sherlock Holmes. The story is beloved because it combines the best of serialized crime drama—in the vein of SundanceTV’s Top of the Lake—with a dramatic, wildly visual setting rarely depicted on television. A smart, thrilling story, coupled with and extremely high production values, makes this project a perfect fit for our linear network and streaming service – it’s exactly what our discerning audience craves.”
Nicola Serra, managing director and partner of Palomar, added: “AMC Networks, and especially SundanceTV and Sundance Now, are synonymous with quality, creativity and very high standards in serialized drama, which is something the public knows very well. We are excited and delighted: this is the ideal partner for our story which will surprise, astonish, amaze and entertain their audience.”