Titanic: Blood and Steel is the story of how the so-called Ship of Dreams came into being. The series portrays the epic process of building this legendary leviathan and the people who gave life to its creation.
Set in the turbulent city of Belfast where the ship was built in the early years of the 20th century, the series depicts the story of the dreams and ambitions of Titanic owner JP Morgan (Chris Noth) to build a ship of unparalleled size and luxury, the struggle of Lord William Pirrie (Sir Derek Jacobi) Chairman of Harland & Wolff, to balance the needs of his shipyard and his own political ideals.
And through the fictional character, Mark Muir (Kevin Zegers), a metallurgist who comes to work on the ship, we are taken to the heart of the construction of Titanic and the society that built her. This modern young scientist raises a series of valid questions about commercial ship building at this time, the 'double hulling' of ships and the quality of steel used in their construction.
Skilled copyist Sofia (Alessandra Mastronardi) seeks to break the societal constraints that men placed on women at the time.