Saturday, May 4, 2019 is the thirty-third anniversary of the television miniseries North and South: Book 2.
On Sunday, May 4, 1986, the saga of the Mains and Hazards continued in
North and South: Book 2 as the families’ friendship and loyalty was tested by the Civil War. Orry and Charles Main fought for the Confederacy while George and Billy Hazard were Union officers. For six consecutive nights, viewers watched events unfold in this television adaptation of John Jakes’ “Love and War.”
The all-star cast included James Read, Patrick Swayze, Lesley-Anne Down, Lewis Smith, Parker Stevenson, Genie Francis, Terri Garber, Philip Casnoff, Kirstie Alley, Jean Simmons, Wendy Kilbourne, Mary Crosby, Jonathan Frakes, Kate McNeil, Erica Gimble, Hal Holbrook, Linda Evans, James Stewart, Lee Horsley, Anthony Zerbe and Olivia de Havilland.
This ABC Novel for Television miniseries filmed on location throughout many southern states giving the production an authentic feel. Additionally, Civil War reenactors added a realism to the battle scenes. Bill Conti’s powerful score was a musical masterpiece in itself.
North and South is one of those movies that endures the test of time. It is considered one of the greatest movies of the era of the television miniseries.
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