A+E Studios, Red Arrow Entertainment and the History Channel are developing a Hannibal the Conqueror miniseries with Halle Berry executive producing.
Set in Carthage in 264 BC, the story follows the beginning of Hannibal Barca's life in North Africa and goes through the second Punic War between Carthage and Rome.
Hannibal and his archrival Scipio Africanus take a sacred vow to destroy the other and the nation he served. The two are ultimately brought together and grow to respect each other as brothers.
Jeffrey Caine ("The Constant Gardner," "Goldeneye") will pen the script and will executive produce alongside Berry, Steven Jensen and Vincent Cirrincione.
In a statement, Berry says: "Hannibal was not only the greatest African general to ever live, he may have been the greatest general, period. His story is an intricate and captivating ride and I’m thrilled to get this project off the ground with our partners at History."
The project isn't to be confused with the Hannibal biopic that Vin Diesel has long talked about as his dream project.
Source: The Live Feed