Gladiator Co-Scribe Pens “Colosseum” Series

“Gladiator” co-writer David Franzoni is set to pen the multi-layered drama series “Colosseum” for Stephen David Entertainment (“Sons of Liberty”) with the project currently being shopped to networks.

Set within the world of the Roman Empire’s gladiatorial games, this is the first major drama project announced since SDE brought in former History GM Doug Hoogstra as chief creative officer with the goal to make a push into scripted programming.

The story deals with the lives of the gladiators within the arena and the powerful men and women who attempt to use them as political pawns.

David, Franzoni and Doug Hoogstra will executive produce with production to begin in New Zealand next year.

Source: Deadline