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HBO and BBC have given the green light to Parade's End, a five-part World War I miniseries, reports.

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Based on the series of novels from Ford Madox Ford, the miniseries follows the story of a conservative English aristocrat (Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock) who finds himself in a love triangle with his wife (Rebecca Hall) and a young suffragette.

Written by Shakespeare in Love's Tom Stoppard, Parade's End will be executive-produced by Michele Buck and Damien Timmer. The series is slated to begin shooting in the fall.