The producers behind "True Detective" and "Downton Abbey" have a new series in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new project, "Nostradamus," will star Joseph Fiennes in the title role.
The hour show focuses on the famed clairvoyant as he seeks revenge after his family is killed, the story reports.
Fiennes will also be a producer on the show, from Anonymous Content ("True Detective") and Carnival Films, the NBCUniversal-owned U.K. producer behind "Downton Abbey."
The report notes: "Carnival has been drawing buzz with new projects. U.K. public broadcaster BBC recently ordered historical drama 'The Last Kingdom' for its BBC Two network. The co-production between Carnival and BBC America is an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's best-selling book series 'The Saxon Stories,' which has drawn comparisons to 'Game of Thrones.'"
Carnival also has a Sigmund Freud crime series in the works, the piece notes.