Netflix & BBC Team For “Troy,” “Black Earth”

Netflix, The BBC and “The Night Manager” writer David Farr are teaming for the limited series “Troy: Fall of a City” which details the events of the Trojan War and the love affair between Paris and Helen of Troy.

Owen Harris will helm the project in South Africa in March. The series will premiere in the U.K. on BBC One and outside the U.K. on Netflix.

Netflix and BBC Two are also partnering on the thriller “Black Earth Rising” about the prosecution of international war crimes.

Hugo Blick (“The Honourable Woman”) will pen and direct the project which Drama Republic will produce. Like with “Troy,” BBC 2 will air the series in the U.K., with Netflix premiering it to the rest of the world.

Source: THR