WAR & PEACE SBS ON DEMAND, miniseries
Epic in its retelling, the mini-series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s epic saga crams a lot into its six parts. In the Russian Empire, circa 1805, Pierre ( Paul Dano) is the illegitimate son of Russia’s richest man and wants to change the world – for the better. Meanwhile, Natasha ( Lily James) is searching for true love, and the handsome and gallant Andrei ( James Norton) seeks a higher purpose to ease his frustrations over the super ciality of society. In the debut episode, war clouds loom over Russia as Napoleon’s French army invades Austria, while university graduate Pierre inherits his father’s wealth and countless estates. Napoleon’s advances also act as a call to arms to Pierre’s close friend Andrei, who seeks glory and advancement in the Tsar’s army to defeat the Frenchman. Amid the turmoil, Natasha, a minor noble’s daughter, searches for her exact place in society.