Ron Howard Goes On A “Conquest”

Imagine TV and Showtime are teaming to develop the period drama series epic “Conquest” about the fall of the Aztec empire says Deadline.

Ron Howard is attached to direct while he and Brian Grazer will executive produce along with Jose Rivera (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) who will work on the script.

Set in Mexico in the early part of the 16th century, the story will deal with the complicated strategic battles and rivalry between between Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes and Moctezuma II, the final ruler of the empire.

“Star Trek” scribe Hans Beimler will serve as consultant on the project which was initially planned as a feature but will now become a series. Showtime certainly has experience in lavish period dramas with shows such as “The Tudors” and “The Borgias”.