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“North and South” is a 1985 miniseries based on the novel by John Jakes. The series is set in the United States before, during, and after the American Civil War, and follows the lives of two families from different parts of the country – the Hazards of Pennsylvania and the Mains of South Carolina. The story is a sweeping epic that covers themes such as slavery, politics, and romance.


“North and South” is a classic and highly acclaimed miniseries that is regarded as one of the best historical dramas ever made. The series boasts a talented cast, including , , , and , who deliver powerful and emotionally charged performances. The story is gripping and provides a fascinating and detailed look at the history of the United States during a pivotal period. The production values are also top-notch, with stunning costumes, sets, and cinematography.


“North and South” was nominated for several Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Limited Series, and won two – for Outstanding Sound Mixing and Outstanding Costume Design.


“North and South” was a huge commercial success and remains a beloved classic among fans of historical dramas. It has a 8.1/10 rating on IMDb and a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The series' engaging characters, gripping story, and high production values have made it a timeless classic that continues to be enjoyed by audiences today.

Genre Historical fiction
Created by
Based on North and South (trilogy)
by John Jakes
Story by John Jakes
Starring , , , , , , , , ,, , , , ,
Theme music composer Bill Conti
Country of origin United States
Original language English
No. of episodes Book I: 6 Book II: 6 Book III: 3
Producer Paul Freeman
Cinematography Stevan Larner, ASC
Running time 90 minutes/episode
1,342 mins. total
Production companies Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Original network ABC
Picture format 480i (NTSC)
Audio format Book I & Book II: Mono
Book III: Stereo
Original release Book I: November 3, 1985 Book II: May 4, 1986 Book III: February 27, 1994

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