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The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose, starting on May 1 2019, at 11 p.m. ET/PT. (SundanceTV)

A suspenseful crime thriller set in an intriguing and gloomy medieval world with a modern take and new details to a multilayered story that can only be told in a series.

Italy, 1327: The Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his novice Adso of Melk arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps, where they become witnesses of a series of mysterious murders. While Baskerville and Melk are investigating and searching for the killer, they are hunted themselves by the merciless inquisitor Bernard Gui, who prosecutes those who criticize the pope. In fact, Gui sets out to terminate the Franciscan Order itself and so, Baskerville is on the top of his list.



Genre: Thriller, Literature

Year of Production: 2019

Director: Giacomo Battiato



  • John Turturro

  • Damian Hardung

  • Rupert Everett

  • Michael Emerson

  • James Cosmo

  • Greta Scarano

  • Richard Sammel

  • Sebastian Koch

  • Tcheky Karyo

  • Antonia Nina Fotaras


Languages: English

Production Company: 11 Marzo, PALOMAR PICTURES, TMG

Script Author: Andrea Porporati, Nigel Williams, Giacomo Battiato

Original Author: Umberto Eco

Number of Seasons: 1

Episodes: 8


The Name of the Rose

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