Spielberg & Bardem Team For “Cortes” Mini-Series

“Schindler’s List” director Steven Spielberg and writer Steven Zaillian are re-teaming for Amazon Studios who have given a straight-to-series order for a four-hour miniseries based on the story of Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes.

Zaillian is penning the event series based on a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo. Javier Bardem will star in this story of how Cortes lead an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of what is now mainland Mexico under the rule of Spain – kicking off the first phase of the Spanish colonization of the Americas.

Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment will produce the series with Zaillian, Bardem, and “The Americans” duo of Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey all set to executive produce the Prime Video exclusive.

Source: Amazon Studios