Thursday, November 7, 2019

MAMMOTH SCREEN AND ITV ADAPTING LINDSEY DAVIS FALCO NOVELS ON ROMAN ERA PRIVATE DETECTIVE AND IMPERIAL AGENT INTO A TV SERIES

   'FALCO' ROMAN SAGA
TO BECOME NEW ITV SERIES
I know that some of you like detective series and some of you historical ones, but what would you say about a series that follows a private detective
The number of episodes is not yet known
in Ancient Rome? That is what Poldark's and Victoria's Mammoth Screen is currently doing for British ITV: they are going to adapt Lindsey Davis FALCO novels into a TV show which was originally supposed to be done over at rival BBC.

Started back in 1989 with The Silver Pigs each of the twenty novels tells a self contained story about Marcus Didius Falco, a fictional Roman private detective who investigates crimes and acts as an often reluctant imperial agent. As Deadline reports, Falco is described as a laid-back operator whose adventures take place across the Roman Empire in 70 AD and beyond. As the books progress, Falco gets married, has children and acquires a dog named Nux.

18 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

The poster is a bit boring. I'll wait for the trailer to see if it piques my interest.

DEZMOND said...

That ain't poster, silly, 'tis one of the book covers :) You should see the other ones... LOL I thought he looked quite like a Superman in that cover.

Jax said...

He does look like Superman!

Jax said...

Historical and mystery? It sounds like forensic files, the ancient history version. lol!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

This series sounds good! I'd watch it!

DEZMOND said...

A Roman Superman!

DEZMOND said...

I wonder if Romans kept their doors locked?

DEZMOND said...

Hope they cast someone very interesting.

Natalia said...

Ancient Rime sounds so interesting to me☺

DEZMOND said...

To me as well!

Jax said...

Lol! If I had to guess, I would guess no.

DEZMOND said...

They did keep a short sword or a dagger under their pillows, though....

Theresa Mahoney said...

Book cover, poster... either way I still think it's boring to look at. He does look like a Roman Superman, but then again, I am not intrigued by Superman either LOL

DEZMOND said...

I am if it is Henry Cavill.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Well, that's an altogether different story then. Henry Cavill can definitely spice up the most boring of things!

DEZMOND said...

I cannot wait for his Witcher next month, I'm giddy with excitement!

sibillacumena said...

How about Pedro Pascal for Falco?
Please, someone hear my prayers!

DEZMOND said...

But he is quite wooden and terrible in Mandalorian.