NBC Orders ‘Epic’ Cleopatra Pilot from Lorenzo Di Bonaventura — Who Should Star?

Lauren:

NBC Pilot News: period dramas aren’t always about lords, ladies and ma’ams. Sometimes they’re about pharaohs.

Originally posted on TVLine:

All hail the queen… of Egypt.

NBC has given a put pilot order to an “epic” take on Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, our sister site Deadline reports.

Written by Michael Seitzman and coproduced by ABC Studios and filmmaker Lorenzo Di Bonaventura’s eponymous shingle, the series would be set in “a world of sorcery, gods and monsters” and revolve around Cleopatra, Mark Antony and Julius Caesar, “an infamous love triangle that changes the course of history, forever ending the 4,000-year dominion of the Pharaoh.”

Cleo’s suicide [er, spoiler alert!] would be saved for the series finale, I reckon, unless the project is one giant in media res thing.

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