"Elizabeth" scribe, "The Tudors" creator and "The Borgias" producer Michael Hirst is teaming with ZDF Enterprises and Beta Film on a TV series about Alexander the Great.
This large-scale, English-language series will initially consist of 8-12 one-hour episodes. The plan overall is to cover the key moments of the Macedonian king's life across a three-season run.
Hirst says "the fascination of this series lies in the character of the man himself. Taught by Aristotle, descended from Hercules, Alexander remained full of doubts, as well as questions about the nature and purpose of life."
Gruppe 5 and Hirst are working on the concept and the first scripts this year ahead of production commencing in 2014.