STAR OF PERSIA EPIC SERIES
FROM COURT OF KING XERXES
An epic show a day keeps the doctor away, is my favourite saying, spylings. And this one will be exotic too. M.E.G.A. Films has bought rights on Jill
Eileen Smith's historical novel STAR OF PERSIA with plans to turn it into a mini TV series. Samuel Franco and Evan Kilgore will write he scripts inspired by the Old Testament’s Book of Esther, following a brave peasant girl, Esther, who is enslaved by Persian King Xerxes, and forced to be a part of his harem. There, as she works to gain the trust and respect of the other women in the palace, she fights to become their protector and advocate. Now rising to wield great power as the King’s favorite concubine, she discovers a deadly coup among his most trusted advisors. On the heels of his army’s costly victory over the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae, Esther must decide whether to expose and foil the plot, or become complicit in the downfall of an empire.
|Star of Persia will become TV series|
PROVVIDENZA EPIC TV SERIES
SET IN 16TH CENTURY MILAN
Speaking of epic shows, Variety reports that Francesco Musesti's upcoming novel Lodovico, a prequel to Italy's literary classic I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni, will be turned into an epic TV series titled
PROVVIDENZA by Game of Thrones executive producer Vince Gerardis set in 16th century plague ridden Milan. The prequel novel follows the backstory of the character of Friar Christopher, who before converting, murdered a nobleman in a duel, and also that of other characters in the Italian classic: the ruthless aristocratic male known as The Unnamed; a thug named Griso; the pious Cardinal Borromeo; and the novel’s modest female protagonist Lucia, whose backstory in the prequel becomes imbued with witchcraft.
The prequel TV series follows the travails of two lovers amid wars, famine, bread riots and the plague, and will retain the novel’s same apocalyptic backdrop, but almost 40 years earlier! This dark tragedy will have the carnal and spiritual aesthetic of Caravaggio paintings!
|Prequel book Lodovico is out this October|
Star of Persia sounds good. I do like me some epic miniseries!ReplyDelete
Hope they go through with it and do a nice casting job.Delete
I wasn’t a fan of Game of Thrones, but I’m all for the first one. You had me at exotic. :)ReplyDelete
Where is this show being released?
Nowhere so far LOL It hasn't been shopped to the networks as it hasn't been shot yet.Delete
I have my hesitations. The fact that is based on a christian novel might lead to certain expectations, the fact that Mega Film is a recent film company elevates the question of where to raise the money for an epic creation. And then there is the question of where will it be shown and its targt audience. I love the Book of Esther and she has been my role model throughout my life but making biblical epics has become a thorny battle these daysReplyDelete
I imagine it will go to Netflix or Amazon Prime. If they make it at all, that is. Hope it will be more adventure, and less Bible, though LOLDelete
It would have to be less Bible definetely in order to make it to Netflix.Delete
Not sure about these two series as I am not a Game of Thrones fan AT ALL..ReplyDelete
I hated GOT myself. Hated!Delete
I would like to read book of Esther's story and then watch this series. Looks perfect.ReplyDelete
That would be the best way to go.Delete