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Filled with magic, danger, and sweeping adventure, this Hans Christian Andersen classic follows a young girl into a fantastic and unknown world of legend and superstition where love unfolds as the greatest mystery of all.

Gerda (Chelsea Hobbs, Pasadena) lives with her bitter father, Wolfgang (Robert Wisden, Harvey), in the remote and virtually empty northern hotel they run together. Neither speaks of the terrible night years ago when a fierce winter storm claimed the life of the young girl’s dear mother. Isolated, Gerda finds consolation in her growing attraction to Kai (Jeremy Guilbaut, Edgemont), the hotel’s handsome young bellboy, who has found a place in his heart for Gerda as well. As foreboding snow clouds gather, an unexpected guest arrives for a single night’s stay. She is swathed in white fur and diamonds, guarded by wolves, and covered in a spray of freshly fallen snow. With a glacial stare that can freeze this blood, the cold and nameless goddess sets her sights on Gerda’s true love. Then, in the middle of the night, the woman vanishes, as mysteriously as she arrived. All that remains of Kai is a note he has left for Gerda containing only two ominous words: help me.

As the spring thaw arrives, so does Gerda’s courage to discover what has become of Kai and the woman she has dubbed the "Snow Queen" (Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Bridget Fonda, No Ordinary Baby). Her quest leads her into the clutches of a witch with uncanny powers and keen insight into Gerda’s past. It brings her into the dungeon of a ruined castle where nightmares come true. It guides her to a fantastic palace of living dreams where polar bears speak and a princess reigns supreme. It whisks her through each of the four seasons and, finally, to the edge of world, toward the blinding northern lights, where an impenetrable house of ice holds the secrets to a mystery frozen in time. On this cold winter’s night, the Snow Queen is waiting.

In the spectacular tradition of Merlin and Dinotopia, Snow Queen dazzles the eye with startling, state-of-the-art special effects, rouses the spirit with suspense and fantastic adventure, and warms the heart with a love story for all seasons.

Programme Information

Aspect Ratio:
120 Mins
Year of Production:
Mini Series
Sci-Fi & Fantasy


Award Name
best cinematography in tv drama
csc award

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