A new mini-series has just landed a trio of new cast members. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane and Donald Sutherland have joined the cast of Pillars of the Earth.

The mini-series was adapted from the Ken Follett novel by John Pielmeier with Sergio Mimica-Gezzan to direct the eight-hour mini-series. The story is set in 12th Century England and deals with two intertwining love stories set against a backdrop of war and religious conflicts.

Sewell, McShane and Sutherland join the cast that already includes Matthew Macfayden, Sarah Parish, Hayley Atwell, Eddie Redmayne and Gordon Pinsent. The mini-series starts shooting on June 22 in Hungary and Austria, with a premiere set for the later half of 2010.