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Charlize Theron developing viking drama at ABC

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.

Vikings

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?

 


Details
Person:
- Charlize Theron
Network:
- ABC

Written by: Hamatosan
Oct 23rd, 2012, 7:26 am

Anonymous

Message Posted On Oct 24th, 2012, 4:01 pm
I have a feeling they got some serious inspiration from Brian Wood's Northlanders. If not, they should have a look. If it's anything close to that. I will definitely be interested.
Anonypuss

Message Posted On Oct 24th, 2012, 9:38 am
Even without dragons.
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Message Posted On Oct 23rd, 2012, 11:39 am

Interesting.

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