Cleopatra Set to Get Her Own TV Series

Slingshot Global Media is set to develop a TV series about ancient Egyptian queen Cleopatra with Shekhar Kapur (“Elizabeth”) attached to write and direct.

While much of the focus of Cleopatra in previous films have been about her affairs with both Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, the show takes the opposite approach – showing how an eighteen-year-old girl came to be a queen who proved far better, smarter and more effective in her position than all the other male rulers of the time.

The series will also re-imagine her history as a modern woman who constantly reinvented herself, understood the power of myth and turned herself into one.

A search is underway for an actress to play the leader and Slingshot Global will distribute the series.

Source: Deadline