mini·​se·​ries | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌsir-(ˌ)ēz \

Definition of miniseries

: a television production of a story presented in sequential episodes

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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 Austen only finished eleven chapters of the story, but her original text has been extended into an eight-part miniseries by screenwriter Andrew Davies. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Jane Austen's Unfinished Novel Sanditon Is Heading to TV," 11 July 2018 The star of Showtime's five-part miniseries also shared his thoughts about an American marrying into the royal family. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "Forget Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch on his dream role, messed-up 'Patrick Melrose'," 10 May 2018 Patrick Melrose, which debuts Saturday on Showtime in a five-part miniseries starring Benedict Cumberbatch, pulls it off. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Patrick Melrose Is a Lacerating Tour de Force," 10 May 2018 For the centennial of the most storied disaster in maritime history, Fellowes, 62, has written a four-part miniseries, Titanic, which will premiere on ABC on April 12. Catherine Ostler, Town & Country, "The Creator of Downton Abbey Writes a Show About the Titanic," 1 Apr. 2012

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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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