PBS’ ‘Indian Summers’ Drama on Fall of British Rule in India to Premiere in SeptemberPBS has unveiled its Fall 2015 primetime schedule, which will include Indian Summers, an epic retelling of the final years of British colonial rule in India.
Premiering on September 27, 2015, the 10-episode mini-series is set in 1932 “against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India,” writes UK’s Channel 4, where drama originally debuted in February.
Indian Summers “tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, from both sides of the experience. But at the heart of the story lie the implications and ramifications of the tangled web of passions, rivalries and clashes that define the lives of those brought together in this summer which will change everything. India dreams of Independence, but the British are clinging to power. In the foothills of the Himalayas stands Simla; a little England where every summer the British power-brokers of this nation are posted to govern during the summer months.”The series stars Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Inbetweeners), Nikesh Patel (Bedlam), Jemima West (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), and Julie Walters (Harry Potter).
Filmed in Penang, Malaysia, Indian Summers was executive produced by Simon Curtis, Rebecca Eaton, Charles Pattinson and Elaine Pyke.
It was produced by Dan McCulloch for Channel 4, New Pictures, Biscuit Films, and PBS.
The series was renewed by Channel 4 for a season in March, and began airing in Australia in May.
Indian Summers premieres on Masterpiece on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm ET. Check out the trailer and more photos below.