RISE OF RAVEN EPIC SERIES
ON THE 15TH CENTURY WARRIOR JANOS HUNYADI
As Variety reports, Robert Lantos and our dear Beta Film have joined forces on RISE OF THE RAVEN, a big budget epic TV series about famous Janos Hunyadi, a fearless warrior who defeated the vast Ottoman army anddefended Europe in 1456 at the Battle of Serbian capital Belgrade. The ten
episode series will be an adaptation of Bán Mór’s ten bestselling novels about Hunyadi, with award winning director George Mihalka as the show runner. The casting and negotiations with European broadcasters are currently underway.
|The series will follow Janos or John Hunyadi|
SIEGE OF BEL GRADE
was a military blockade of Belgrade that occurred in July 1456. After the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror rallied his resources to conquer Smederevo, the mediaeval capital of Serbia and Belgrade, the main Hungarian fortress in the South, and thus subjugate the Kingdom of Hungary. John or Janos Hunyadi, the Count of Temes and captain general of Hungary, who had fought many battles
against the Turks in the previous two decades, prepared the
defenses of the fortress together with the soldiers sent by Serbian
despot Dyurady Brankovic.
The siege escalated into a major battle, during which Hunyadi led a
sudden counter attack that overran the Ottoman camp, ultimately
compelling the wounded Mehmed II to lift the siege and retreat. The
had significant consequences, as it stabilized the southern
frontiers of the Kingdom of Hungary for more than half a century and
thus, together with the heroic resistance from Serbian people in the
south, considerably delayed the Ottoman advance in Europe. The series
will be a saga of bravery, love, perseverance, the fight for freedom,
and the eventual victory over forces that threatened not only Balkans
but the rest of Europe.
|An epic moment from the Siege of Belgrade|
|Hunyadi had just around 30,000 men vs Sultan's 100,000!|