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The History Channel and Halle Berry are teaming up to develop a mini-series that will focus on general Hannibal Barca in the Second Punic war.
Oscar-nominated writer Jeffrey Caine will write the script and Berry will serve as an executive producer on the show. The upcoming series will also be a co-production by A+E Studios and Red Arrow Entertainment, Variety added.
Berry released a statement regarding the upcoming project, explaining her passion behind working on this mini-series. "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,” said Berry.
The Hollywood Reporter said that the show will take place in 246 BC Carthage at the beginning of his life in North Africa. The show will then tell his story through the second Punic War.
If the show will be picked up by the History Channel, this would be the cable’s latest foray into scripted TV. The channel had great success with The Bible and Hatfields & McCoys.
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