SPARTACUS saga which is getting it's third and final season next year. But what are some other Starz' series coming up in the future?
SULEY MAN'S HAREMDefinitely the most interesting of the upcoming Starz' projects, at least if you ask HOLLYWOOD SPY, is HAREM mini series which will be putting its lens on the Ottoman Empire. In cooperation with BBC Worldwide Productions they are developing a potential six-hour miniseries exploring the reign of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent and the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire. Based on an idea by actress Gina Gershon, the series will probably be penned by "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe" scribe Ann Peacock. HAREM will tell the story of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire who reconstructed its legal system and presided over the fleet's annexation of most of the Middle East. He was also a tyrant who enslaved half of Europe with fear and sword. The story would also revolve around Roxelana, a beautiful young slave girl from Ukraine whose ambitions knew no bounds and whose marriage to Suleyman
MAGNIFICENT CENTURY soap opera, which has had four seasons so far and has become a huge TV hit around the Balkans.
DA VINCI'S DEMONSAn exciting and entertaining mix of a futuristic mind and medieval setting will be seen in DA VINCI'S DEMONS. Young Brit star Tom Riley (MONROE and LOST IN AUSTEN) will be playing the brash and brilliant 25 year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist Leonardo da Vinci during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. He is described as being the Renaissance version of our
THE PALACE) will take the lead female role of Lucrezia Donati, the mistress of Lorenzo Medici and lover of da Vinci.
MARCO POLOAnother epic show next year at Starz will be on famous 13th century explorer MARCO POLO in the form of a fantastical martial arts epic,
BLACK SAILSIn the sea of new pirate shows (you remember that NBC is preparing REPUBLIC OF PIRATES, Sky is preparing SINBAD, and Fox is doing PORT ROYALE) Starz will offer us BLACK SAILS to be produced by famous Michael Bay for airing in 8 episodes in 2014. They're already preparing the 8 episode show set 20 years before the events in Robert Louis Stevenson’s "Treasure Island" and chronicling the adventures of Captain Flint, a smooth, fast talking pirate who’ll have a new member of his crew – John Silver. Together, they will fight for New Providence Island. The island is something of a paradise for society’s underbelly. It’s filled with thieves, prostitutes, fortune seekers, and of course, pirates. SPARTACUS