ROADS TO FREEDOM SERIES
UNITES RIDLEY SCOTT & STEVEN KNIGHT IN A MASSIVE ENDEVOUR
Two epic series for you today, first up, a collaboration between Ridley Scott and Steven Knight on a massive ten episode WW2 saga ROADS TO FREEDOM based on the war books by Anthony Beevor, translated in more
than 30 languages. While most Hollywood war projects focus on the American and British effort, this global project will portray the brutal realities from multiple viewpoints, with characters also from Russia, Germany, France and other countries across the globe. That includes women, and children struggling to survive. The emphasis is on humanity, the characters bound together by one dramatic story. Some of the story lines will be discomforting, but heroic, and the race between East and West to capture Berlin will shed light on what became the foundations of the Cold War.
|Russia, France, Crete are just some of the countries in the books|
SHAKA: KING OF ZULU NATION
SERIES ORDERED BY SHOWTIME
If you're as old as your spy, you probably remember a Shaka Zulu series from the 80s, and now we're getting a new one: as Deadline reports, Antoine
Fuqua has joined Showtime in the creation of SHAKA: KING OF THE ZULU NATION series about the Zulu Empire chief Shaka and his unlikely rise to power, uniting multiple tribes across vast stretches of Africa in the early 19th century to transform his power into legend, on par with history’s most seminal figures. In ferocious battles that test the body and soul, in alliances that test the bonds of love and friendship, a complex sociological system plays out that renders the human cost front and center, for the victors as well as the vanquished, all in an effort to carve out a semblance of identity, fulfillment and ultimately, survival.
|Antoine Fuqua will direct the epic series|