Lucy Cohu, Rory Kinnear, and more to star in Amadeus

The series reunites writer Joe Barton with his Giri/Haji director Julian Farino and star Sharpe
Lucy Cohu, Rory Kinnear, and more to star in Amadeus

Rory Kinnear and Lucy Cohu are cast in Amadeus, a limited series from Joe Barton that is based on composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's story, reports Variety. The new cast members also include Jonathan Aris, Enyi Okoronkwo, Hugh Sachs, and Jessica Alexander. They join the existing cast of the series that includes Paul Bettany and Will Sharpe in the lead roles of Mozart and his rival Antonio Salieri, respectively. Gabrielle Creevy essays the role of Mozart's spouse Constanze Weber. Paul Bazely, Rupert Vansittart, Anastasia Martin, Nancy Farino, Olivia-Mai Barrett, Jyuddah Jaymes, and Viola Prettejohn are also part of the ensemble.

The official synopsis reads thus: “Set within the musical hub of bustling Vienna at the end of the 18th century, twenty-five-year-old Amadeus arrives in the city no longer a child and determined to carve his own path. Recently unemployed and without the management of his father, Amadeus finds an unlikely ally in a young singer who will become his wife, fiery Constanze Weber Mozart. Her connections help bring him into the orbit of the Italian opera powerhouse and court composer Antonio Salieri, setting the three of them on a collision course that will ultimately define their lives and their legacies for years to come (sic).”

The series reunites writer Barton with his Giri/Haji director Julian Farino and star Sharpe. Two Cities Television and Sky Studios are producing the series. Barton, Farino, and Sharpe are executive producing the show, alongside Megan Spanjian of Sky Studios, as well as Stephen Wright and Michael Jackson of Twin Cities Television.

While Farino is attached to the project as its lead director, Alice Seabright and Julian Farino will also direct it.

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