Those About to Die has been ordered to collection by Peacock. The gladiator sports activities drama is about in Ancient Rome and is predicated on the non-fiction basic by Daniel P. Mannix. The guide was printed in 1958 and is the idea for the 2000 Gladiator characteristic movie starring Russell Crowe.
Peacock introduced right now the straight-to-series US order for THOSE ABOUT TO DIE, a big scale Ancient Rome gladiatorial epic impressed by the nonfiction basic Those About To Die from acclaimed writer Daniel Mannix and internationally famend filmmaker Roland Emmerich (Moonfall, Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) is about to direct and government produce.
High End Productions, the corporate arrange by Herbert G. Kloiber and Constantin Film to supply premium European fiction collection for the worldwide market, additionally confirmed that it has acquired distribution rights in Europe and is about to co-finance the present with Peacock.
In addition to Emmerich who’s government producing by his firm Centropolis Entertainment, Academy Award nominated screenwriter Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot) will write and government produce. Hollywood Gang’s Gianni Nunnari (The Departed, 300) and Street Entertainment’s Harald Kloser (2012, Independence Day: Resurgence, Midway) will government produce alongside High End’s Oliver Berben, Herbert G. Kloiber, Martin Moszkowicz, and Jonas Bauer. AGC CEO Stuart Ford and Chief Content Officer Lourdes Diaz additionally government produce.
AGC International, the content material licensing and distribution arm of AGC Studios and sister firm to the present’s studio AGC Television, will deal with worldwide distribution rights exterior of the HEP European footprint.
THOSE ABOUT TO DIE is a large-scale drama set inside the spectacular, advanced, and corrupt world of gladiatorial sports activities in Ancient Rome. The collection introduces an ensemble of various characters throughout the numerous layers of Roman society the place sports activities, politics, and enterprise intersect and collide.
“Those About To Die takes on Ancient Rome in a completely new way. While the series will be epic in scope and have the spectacle of gladiators and chariot racing, it also has unexpected characters amidst palace intrigue and a dark criminal underworld,” mentioned Lisa Katz, president scripted content material, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We jumped at the opportunity to partner with the unmatched creative minds of Roland Emmerich, Robert Rodat, Harald Kloser, AGC Studios and Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang, to create this bold, action-packed series for Peacock audiences.”
Said HEP’s Oliver Berben and Herbert G. Kloiber, “The first TV show created by Roland Emmerich with an exceptional story and a perspective never seen before – that’s exactly why we founded High End Productions: A European story that can be seen around the world. We are very grateful and excited that we have found such great partners and creative minds for this extraordinary project.”
Director Roland Emmerich said, “The powerful Roman Empire has always fascinated me, especially its enormous games which entertained the masses through spectacle at the monumental Colosseum. At its heart, this is a sports epic led by strong and diverse characters who explore paths to glory, falls from grace and a need to belong to something greater than oneself. Sports in these ancient times were as thrilling and massive then as they are today, and I’m excited to collaborate with my partners, Peacock, High End Productions, Hollywood Gang, and AGC Studios, in bringing this rich world of blood, sweat and tears to television.”
Additional particulars and a premiere date will likely be introduced sooner or later.
What do you think? Do you intend to take a look at Those About To Die on Peacock when it will definitely premieres??