Trivia / The 10th Kingdom

  • Awesome, Dear Boy:
    • Camryn Manheim accepted immediately when she was offered the role of Snow White, ecstatic that the miniseries had chosen to portray the princess differently than the familiar ones.
    • Kimberly Williams Paisley dislikes working in TV due to the fast-paced nature of it, but accepted the role of Virginia in order to work with Dianne Wiest, Jimmy Nail and Rutger Hauer.
  • Better on DVD: While the miniseries did garner a good fanbase on its initial showing, overall it turned out to be a ratings dud. NBC attempted to recoup these losses by showing it again in August of 2000, without much difference in ratings. (Whether this was due to poor advertising, competition with other shows, or some scenes having been cut is debatable.) It can be said, however, that having the entirety of the program on DVD, with no commercials, and being able to watch it whenever you wish, in smaller pieces instead of one huge marathon, helps a great deal with watching it at all, let alone fully appreciating it.
  • Billing Displacement: At the beginning of The 10th Kingdom, Ann-Margret is listed among actors who appear throughout the entire miniseries, yet she doesn't actually appear until the very end. The same goes for Camryn Manheim as Snow White, who other than a Dream Sequence appears only in part four.
  • Cult Classic: As noted elsewhere, the miniseries didn't do well with ratings when it aired on TV. Over the years it has achieved a sizeable cult following who eagerly want to see a continuation.
  • Edited for Syndication: Due to the extreme length of the miniseries, when it was re-broadcast for a second time in August 2000, various scenes were cut. Some versions of the VHS copies also had these scenes missing, and apparently even some of the DVDs. Later versions of the DVD had all scenes restored.
  • Novelization: One that was based on an earlier version of the screenplay, and included scenes that didn't make it into the miniseries. Other sections have some surprisingly deep explorations of character and motivation, such as the longer conversations between Virginia and the Huntsman, Virginia and the Queen, Virginia and Snow White, or Virginia and Tony about her mother; or where they hear in Little Lamb Village about the Trolls ravaging the kingdom and Tony, who accidentally golded Wendell, feels responsible. And some explanations for otherwise headscratching moments are included, such as the old woman in the forest and the Cupid girl in Kissing Town both being Snow White in disguise.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Dianne Wiest, usually kindly mother figures plays the Big Bad herself - the wicked queen.
    • Camryn Manheim certainly isn't the first one you'd think of to play Snow White, which was invoked by producers.
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