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The Roundtable

Plymouth Colony Latest Challenge For Ron Livingston

Ron Livingston plays John Carver in a new miniseries about the Pilgrims.
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Ron Livingston plays John Carver in a new miniseries about the Pilgrims.

You might not immediately recognize Ron Livingston in the new miniseries Saints & Strangers, the two-night story of the Pilgrims’ arrival at Plymouth that debuts Sunday at 9 on the National Geographic Channel.

The actor known to a generation of fans from movies like Swingers and Office Space and series like Sex and the City and Band of Brothers appears under a matted mane as John Carver, the first governor of Plymouth Colony whose struggles began on the Mayflower and only got worse in the new world.

The miniseries tells a more sobering version of the events around the first Thanksgiving than many of us got in school — although you can see it being shown in social studies classes for years to come.

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