In HBO’s new drama miniseries, Lewis and Clark, Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts will explore the American wilderness.
This six-part drama on HBO will begin filming in the summer of 2015.
Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone) will play Meriwether Lewis, and Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone) will play William Clark. The pair will portray the two American pioneers in the six-part miniseries about the discovery of the American West.
Hollywood Reporter conducted an interview with HBO programming president, Michael Lombardo. “In Lewis and Clark, we can see American idealism and the breathtaking natural beauty of the continent, as well as the complexities and tragedies of what came to be known as America’s ‘manifest destiny,’ ” said Lombardo. “We are tremendously excited to bring together this incredible group of talents to tell a seminal American story.”
Lewis and Clark is based on the book, Undaunted Courage, written by Stephen E. Ambrose. This project has been waiting to take off for some time. Casey Affleck has been on board since last summer, while Matthias Schoenaerts just joined.
HBO and National Geographic Entertainment are supporting the drama miniseries. Lewis and Clark will be executively produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tim Kelly and Adam Leipzig.
Lewis and Clark will be the most sizable miniseries HBO has aired since 2010’s The Pacific. The miniseries will be six hours long with a total of six parts.
Production will begin this summer, but there is no announcement as to when the show will air on HBO.