mini·​se·​ries | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌsir-(ˌ)ēz How to pronounce miniseries (audio) \

Definition of miniseries

: a television production of a story presented in sequential episodes

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This Hulu miniseries takes on the classic 1961 novel by Joseph Heller, and stars George Clooney, Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, and Hugh Laurie as soldiers in WWII. Marie Claire, "8 TV Shows Dropping This Summer You Won't Want to Miss," 11 Mar. 2019 Trust, the second project to tackle the story of the wealthy Getty oil family after All the Money in the World (in theaters now), is a 10-episode miniseries, due March 25 (10 ET/PT), that stars Donald Sutherland as John Paul Getty. Gary Levin, USA TODAY, "FX puts 'Trust' in miniseries about Getty family drama," 5 Jan. 2018 After years of teasing, Gaiman has written each episode of the six-part miniseries on Amazon, with David Tennant and Michael Sheen set to star. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The 2019 Sci-Fi TV Guide," 16 Jan. 2019 Without the need to fit the sprawling plot into a cinema-appropriate running time, this miniseries also did a pretty good job of dramatizing Herbert's story, with a cast that included William Hurt, Saskia Reeves, and P.H. Moriarty. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Denis Villeneuve is remaking Dune, and that’s a good thing," 26 July 2018 None of this foreknowledge remotely prepared me for just how dark and Walking Dead-like the new four-episode miniseries is. Aja Romano, Vox, "Netflix’s new Watership Down proves the beloved children’s classic was a horror story all along," 30 Dec. 2018 The actor had originally intended the project as a miniseries, which meant that a lot of what made the story sing was left on the cutting room floor in order to fit the feature film format. Dan Barna, Teen Vogue, "Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart Star in the Thrilling First Trailer for "Lizzie"," 3 Aug. 2018 Where to watch: The entire miniseries is available on HBO’s streaming platforms. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "From Succession to Pose, Sharp Objects to Castle Rock, this summer has featured some terrific TV.," 1 Sep. 2018 The Butterfly Effect Hosted by journalist Jon Ronson, The Butterfly Effect is a podcast miniseries about pornography, specifically the unexpected consequences of one European teens quest to stream it online for free. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "10 Podcasts You Should Actually Be Listening To," 29 May 2018

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of miniseries

: a story on television that is shown in two or more parts on different days

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