Hoffman, Madden Join “Medici” Series

Dustin Hoffman and “Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden are set to join Big Light Productions and Lux Vide’s eight-part drama series “Medici: Masters Of Florence”.

Set during the Italian Renaissance, the story chronicles the rise of the Medici family from simple merchants to power brokers who sparked an economic and cultural revolution.

In the process they made many enemies. Hoffman is family patriarch Giovanni, Madden is his son and the show’s lead role Cosimo de Medici.

Frank Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer co-created and will executive produces with Matilde and Luca Bernabei. Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (“The Pillars of the Earth”) directs all eight episodes and filming begins this month in Rome and Florence.

Source: Deadline