2018-02-14 01:53:31 UTC
Martin Scorsese teams up with British writer for epic take on the
by Dalya Alberge
His epic saga Vikings has become one of the worlds most popular
television shows, even boosting tourism in Scandinavia. The Tudors
enjoyed similar success. Now Michael Hirst, the British screenwriter,
is joining forces with Hollywood director Martin Scorsese, to make a
series about a joint obsession: the Romans.
The Caesars will tell the story of the early rulers of ancient Rome,
beginning with the rise to power of Julius Caesar. The pilot has been
written, plus the outline for the rest of the season. The plan is to
create a television drama, several seasons long. Filming is expected
to begin next year in Italy.