Lifetime, A&E And History All Airing Limited Series Event ‘War And Peace’ In January

Lifetime, A&E Network and HISTORY will air the limited series event based on Leo Tolstoy’s enduring novel War and Peace. Simulcasting in the US on the three networks in January 2016, War and Peace features an all-star cast including SAG Award® and Film Independent Spirit Award winner Paul Dano (12 Years a Slave, Little Miss Sunshine), Lily James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey), James Norton (Happy Valley ), Golden Globe® winner Gillian Anderson (The X Files, Hannibal), Oscar®, Golden Globe and BAFTA winner Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge!, Iris) and others.

Set against the backdrop of Napoleon’s 1812 invasion of Russia, War and Peace is a story of passion, romance, scandal and deceit surrounding the rising and falling fortunes of five aristocratic families – the Bezukhovs, Bolkonskys, Drubetskoys, Kuragins and Rostovs – in the waning days of imperial Russia.

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