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Spike TV Plans "King Tut" Mini-Series

By Garth Franklin Thursday September 19th 2013 01:14PM

Spike TV and "The Kennedys" producer MUSE Entertainment have begun development of a six-part event series about the life of Tutankhamun in Egypt in 14th Century BC.

Becoming pharoah at nine years old after his father's murder, King Tut was forced to marry his sister in order to maintain the dynasty.

He was also controlled like a puppet by three men who plot against him, yet he ultimately grew into a hero in battle. The circumstances surrounding his death are still under debate.

The new mini is said to be based on historical facts from recently discovered DNA evidence. Michael Vickerman, Michael Prupas, Joel S. Rice and Greg Gugliotta will executive produce.

Source: Deadline

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