On October 8 the 6-part, 12-hour mini-series Titanic: Blood & Steel will debut on Encore at 8 PM.
The mini-series follows the lives of the people who made the Titanic: from the workers who built it to the rich financiers. Dr. Mark Muir, an American Engineer – metallurgist and former Irish immigrant (Kevin Zegers), convinces American tycoon J.P. Morgan (Chris Noth) to hire him for the biggest shipping project in the world, the construction of the RMS Titanic at Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard. Mark, whose real name is Marcas Malone, is a native of Belfast. Now with new name and identity, he tries to hide his heritage from his employers, as he is Catholic and his employers, the Protestant elite that rule Belfast, dislike Catholics. While working there, Mark falls in love with Sofia Silvestri (Alessandra Mastronardi), an Italian immigrant. However, during the construction of the Titanic, tensions rise between the lower-class Catholic and the rich Protestant Elite.
The cast also includes Neve Campbell, Derek Jacobi and Liam Cunningham.
Here is a trailer for Titanic: Blood & Steel.