This sounds unbelievable, but bear with me.
Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron has sold a Viking drama to ABC. The series, entitled The Clan, is her third sale this development season.
The show, a drama, will be set in the Highlands of medieval Scotland, where great clans wage war with one another and with Viking invaders.
Hotel Rwanda writer/director/producer Terry George will be writing, directing and executive producing the series. Theron will be an active producer through her ABC Studios-based Denver & Delilah company. She is also executive producing a modern-day take on Hatfields & McCoys and family drama Holiday at NBC. She also has Mind Hunter with David Fincher in development at HBO.
This does not sound that horrible, actually. I picture something Braveheart-eque when reading about this. Being set at ABC means it will probably look fantastic as well. Could this be another Lost for them? I will not go that far, but I think it could be a breakout hit. Historical fiction seems to do really well and I think this sounds unique and will stand out from the same-old, same-old police and medical dramas that the networks seem to not be able to get enough of.
What do you guys think?