In line with Deadline, Peacock has formally given a straight-to-series order to the forthcoming gladiator drama collection titled These About to Die, based mostly on Daniel Mannix’s nonfiction e book of the identical identify. The venture might be directed by Independence Day filmmaker Roland Emmerich.
“These About To Die takes on Historical Rome in a totally new means,” President of NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming Lisa Katz mentioned in an announcement. “Whereas the collection might be epic in scope and have the spectacle of gladiators and chariot racing, it additionally has sudden characters amidst palace intrigue and a darkish felony underworld. We jumped on the alternative to accomplice with the unequalled inventive minds of Roland Emmerich, Robert Rodat, Harald Kloser, AGC Studios, and Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang to create this daring, action-packed collection for Peacock audiences.”
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These About to Die might be government produced by Emmerich by means of his Centropolis Leisure banner and Saving Non-public Ryan scribe Robert Rodat, who may also be writing the screenplay. Manufacturing is anticipated to start early subsequent yr in Italy.
“The collection is a large-scale drama set throughout the spectacular, advanced, and corrupt world of gladiatorial sports activities in Historical Rome,” reads the synopsis. “It introduces an ensemble of various characters throughout the various layers of Roman society the place sports activities, politics, and enterprise intersect and collide.”
This venture marks Emmerich’s first TV venture in a decade since making his tv directorial debut in 2012 with the Darkish Horse. He’s greatest identified for guiding catastrophe survival movies, together with Common Soldier, Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, and Moonfall.
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Extra government producers are Gianni Nunnari, Harald Kloser, Herbert G. Kloiber, Oliver Berben, Martin Moszkowicz, Stuart Ford, Lourdes Diaz, and Jonas Bauer. It hails from AGC Tv and Constantin Movie.