This 1997 American fantasy-adventure TV miniseries was based on the ancient Greek epic poem by Homer, The Odyssey. Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, the miniseries aired on NBC in two-parts beginning on May 18, 1997. The series won the award for "Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special." It was filmed in Malta, Turkey, parts of England and many other places around the Mediterranean. The cast includes Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Irene Papas, Isabella Rossellini, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Lee and Vanessa Williams.