Discovery Channel has ordered an original scripted mini-series from Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions.
The currently untitled project will deal with William Wallace and Robert the Bruce’s bloody campaign for Scotland’s independence in the 13th century against King Edward I of England.
The project is based on Nigel Tranter’s historical books including The Wallace and The Bruce Trilogy. It’s also expected to be much more true to the facts than Mel Gibson’s 1995 William Wallace biopic “Braveheart”.
Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker will serve as executive producers.
The project marks Discovery’s second original scripted mini. The first is “Klondike” which Scott Free is also producing.
Source: Real Screen