Northern Italy, 1327. The Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young apprentice Adso of Melk reach an isolated Benedictine abbey on the Alps to aid in a dispute between the Franciscan Order and the Avignon papacy. Upon arrival at the abbey, the two find themselves involved in a chain of mysterious deaths.

  1. Giacomo Battiato


Series Cast

  1. John Turturro

    John Turturro

    William of Baskerville

    8 Episodes

  2. Rupert Everett

    Rupert Everett

    Bernardo Gui

    8 Episodes

  3. Damian Hardung

    Damian Hardung

    Adso of Melk

    8 Episodes

  4. Fabrizio Bentivoglio

    Fabrizio Bentivoglio

    Remigio of Varagine

    8 Episodes

  5. Tchéky Karyo

    Tchéky Karyo

    Pope John XXII

    8 Episodes

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The Name of the Rose


2019 | 8 Episodes

Season 1 of The Name of the Rose premiered on March 4, 2019.

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The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose


Original Name Il nome della rosa

Status Ended


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  • 16


    Not recommended for children under 16. Not allowed air before 10:30 p.m. Some channels and programs are subject to exception.

Type Miniseries

Original Language Italian

Runtime 52m



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