Joseph Fiennes (“American Horror Story”) is producing and starring in a new drama series that will center on the life of Nostradamus, the world-renowned clairvoyant from the 1500s. The same group that produced “True Detective” and “Downtown Abbey” is developing the project with Fiennes, which is still scouting for a network. Read on to know more about this upcoming drama series.
“Nostradamus” will feature the famous seer, whose identity became notorious in the 16th century in France when he published a book about his prophecies. Many of those who believed in his predictions connect these to world events. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, the story of the drama series will focus on a different aspect of his life, with Nostradamus seeking revenge for those who killed his family.
Fiennes will portray Nostradamus as a brooding man with a gift for vision, who is also driven by vengeance and self-destructive tendencies. The show will have the French Royal Court as its backdrop, which means this series is going to warrant a big budget for the production alone.
The high concept drama is produced by both Anonymous Content and Carnival Films, which is owned by NBC Universal in the United Kingdom. Carnival has been actively pursuing high-concept drama series of late, as it is also behind the production of the historical drama “The Last Kingdom” for BBC Two.
Other than Fiennes, there is no word yet on who else will be on board the series. The production companies are also shopping for a network from which “Nostradamus” will broadcast. Hence, no premiere date has been set as well.
Best known for his work in period drama films such as “Elizabeth” and “Shakespeare in Love,” Fiennes has also starred in “Camelot,” another period TV drama which aired on Starz in 2011. His last television series was “American Horror Story,” and he will soon work opposite Nicole Kidman in the movie “Strangerland.”
And that’s the word on “Nostradamus,” an upcoming drama series that will star Joseph Fiennes. To know the latest about this TV show in development, keep checking back to Movie News Guide (MNG).
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