Martin Freeman Plans “Paradise Lost” TV Series

“Sherlock” actor Martin Freeman is set to executive produce and potentially star in a TV series adaptation of John Milton’s epic 17th-century poem “Paradise Lost”.

The story deals with the epic war in heaven between archangels Michael and Lucifer. Bradley Cooper and Benjamin Walker were previously attached to star in a film adaptation which Alex Proyas was developing until budget issues cancelled it.

No writers or broadcaster are attached, but FremantleMedia-backed producer Dancing Ledge indicates discussions with potential U.S. and U.K. partners are underway.

Source: Variety