NEW EPIC TV SERIES
BASED ON DOCTOR ZHIVAGO!
We continue with our epic weekend (stay tuned for tomorrow's jaw dropping spotlight) with two super exciting new projects: Tudors and Vikings creator
Michael Hirst is preparing a new epic TV saga DOCTOR ZHIVAGO! Together with Hartswood Films and Wild Bunch TV he will turn Boris Pasternak's legendary classic into an eight part series.
|Michael Hirst is producing the eight part saga|
The epic tale of love, war and revolution, depicts the immense scope of the Russian Revolution through the story of the gifted physician and poet, Zhivago, the revolutionary, Strelnikov, and Lara, the passionate woman they both love. Caught up in the overwhelming events of politics and war that will eventually destroy him and millions of others, Zhivago clings to the private world of family life and love, embodied by the magical Lara. They will be looking for a broadcaster at this month's Mip in Cannes.
NEW EPIC TV SERIES
ON EMPRESS SISI OF AUSTRIA!
Meanwhile, Picture Perfect Federation and Federation Entertainment have bought rights on Allison Pataki’s novels The
Accidental Empress and Sisi: Empress on Her Own on Europe's beloved Empress Elisabeth of Austria and will turn them into historical series SISI. Spanning from 1853 up until the start of WWI it will offer a captivating glimpse into the bedrooms and staterooms of one of history’s most intriguing eras and Europe’s most powerful royal family. The story which was already turned into Germany's most popular period set saga ever decades ago, will now get an international adaptation following the girl who was unexpectedly thrust into the centre of Europe’s most treacherous imperial court at the age of 15 when she unwittingly stole the heart of her sister’s fiancé, Emperor Franz Joseph. It will be a series about a woman ahead of her time who indelibly made her mark with dignity and grace!
|Both Pataki's novels on Sisi were bestsellers|