Television production company Kudos will be adapting Robert Harris’s Ancient Rome based political thrillers, The Cicero Trilogy Geektown has learnt.
The 3 novels, Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator, follow the story of Roman orator and statesman Cicero, and is told as a fictional biography, written by his secretary Tiro. They tell the story of the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics, and shows how the clever, compassionate, devious, but vulnerable Cicero fought to reach the top, and how he tumbles back down.
“We paid top dollar for the rights and made an amazing creative pitch,” commented Kudos CEO Diederick Santer. “Now we’re imagining how a series would work and creating a package. We might do it as three series or as one epic mini-series, because it will have a huge cast.”
Robert Harris is the author of eight bestselling novels, a number of which have been made into films. Kudos are the epic production company behind such incredible dramas as Spooks, Humans, Broadchurch, Life On Mars, Utopia, Hustle and The Tunnel. There is currently no broadcaster attached to the series, but you can expect their will be lots of interest given the pedigree behind it.