The Awakening Land

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1978
The Awakening Land is a 1978 television miniseries based on Conrad Richter's trilogy of novels: The Trees; The Fields; and The Town, published from 1940 to 1950. The series originally aired on NBC in three installments from February 19 to February 21,... read more

The Awakening Land is a 1978 television miniseries based on Conrad Richter's trilogy of novels: The Trees; The Fields; and The Town, published from 1940 to 1950. The series originally aired on NBC in three installments from February 19 to February 21, 1978; directed by Boris Sagal, it starred Elizabeth Montgomery and Hal Holbrook.

Original Release

02/19/1978 on NBC

US Release

02/19/1978

Cast

Hal Holbrook Portius Wheeler - The Solitary / Portius Wheeler
Jane Seymour Genny Luckett
Bert Remsen Isaac Barker
Steven Keats Jake Tench
Elizabeth Montgomery Sayward Luckett Wheeler
Tony Mockus Jr. Worth Luckett
Barney McFadden Louie Scurrah
William H. Macy Will Beagle
Chelcie Ross Billy Harbison
Pia Romans Huldah Wheeler
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Part I: The Trees Sunday, 19 February 1978
2 Part II: The Fields Monday, 20 February 1978
3 Part III: The Town Tuesday, 21 February 1978

Directors

Boris Sagal

Writers

Conrad Richter, James Lee Barrett, Liam O'Brien

Cast

Hal Holbrook Portius Wheeler - The Solitary / Portius Wheeler
Jane Seymour Genny Luckett
Bert Remsen Isaac Barker
Steven Keats Jake Tench
Elizabeth Montgomery Sayward Luckett Wheeler
Tony Mockus Jr. Worth Luckett
Barney McFadden Louie Scurrah
William H. Macy Will Beagle
Chelcie Ross Billy Harbison
Pia Romans Huldah Wheeler
Sonja Lanzener Annie McFall
Ann Eggert Mary Harbison
Wally Engelhardt Jim McFall
Art Kassul George Roebuck
Louis Plante Zephon Brown
Olesley Cole Moses
Sandra Wheeler Cora Barker
Derin Altay Achsa Luckett / Ascha Luckett
Johnny Timko Kinzie Wheeler
Bernie Kuby Mathias Cottle

Producers

Tom Kuhn Executive Producer
Harry Bernsen Executive Producer
Robert E. Relyea Producer
Robin S. Clark Producer

Editors

Byron Chudnow, Bernard J. Small, Howard Epstein

1978EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Nominated
1978EmmyOutstanding Cinematography in Entertainment Programming for a Series Nominated
1978EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievement in Any Area of Creative Technical Crafts Nominated
1978EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series Nominated
1978EmmyOutstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series Nominated
1978EmmyOutstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series Nominated
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