SPHE Press Release: Saints & Strangers

Ronald Epstein

Jul 3, 1997
Real Name
Ronald Epstein
The Never-Before-Seen Story of our Nations Origins​

Arrives on Digital HD January 25th and DVD February 16th
National Geographic Channels Historical Drama Features
Prominent Ensemble Cast And All-New Deleted Scenes

Culver City, CA (Dec. 14, 2015) The epic historical drama SAINTS & STRANGERS arriveson Digital HD January 25th and DVDFebruary 16th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). The four-hour television movie event produced by Sony Pictures Television with Little Engine Productions for National Geographic Channel, fittingly premiered on the channel just prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Exploring the trials and tribulations of our countrys first settlers, this is the never-before-seen perspective about the 101 men, women and children who sailed 2,800 miles for 66 days on the Mayflower for a new land they had never seen. Of this group, half were those we know as Pilgrims, religious separatists (Saints) seeking religious freedom. The Strangers were adventurers seeking better fortunes and opportunity in the new world.

The ensemble cast features Ron Livingston (Office Space), Vincent Kartheiser (TVs Mad Men), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Barry Sloane (TVs Revenge) and Michael Jibson (TVs Hatfields & McCoys) as the Saints, and Ray Stevenson (Divergent), Natascha McElhone (TVs Californication) and Brían F. OByrne (TVs Aquarius) as the Strangers. Native Americans are played by Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto), Tatanka Means (TVs Banshee) and Kalani Queypo (The New World).

SAINTS & STRANGERS was directed by Paul A. Edwards, produced by Little Engine Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. For Little Engine Productions, executive producers are Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo; Eric Overmyer, Seth Fisher and Teri Weinberg are executive producers; the miniseries is produced by Peter McAleese. Part 1 is written by Chip Johannessen, Walon Green and Eric Overmyer, Parts 2 and 3 are written by Seth Fisher, and Part 4 is written by Eric Overmyer. The main musical theme was composed by Hans Zimmer, with the series score composed by Bleeding Fingers Music.


Vincent Kartheiser (TVs Mad Men), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Ron Livingston (Office Space) star in the acclaimed miniseries event Saints & Strangers, which dramatizes the Pilgrims harrowing voyage and arrival to America. Upon landing they encounter hunger, disease, and the proud but wary Native Americans. Loyalties are tested and hard-fought alliances between leaders become strained when the Pilgrims suspect a traitor in their midst.

DVD Bonus Features Include:
  • Deleted Scenes

BROADCAST YEAR: 2015 (National Geographic Channel)

SAINTS & STRANGERS is not rated. The DVD has a run time of approximately 192 minutes.

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