HBO Back in Business with ‘Rome’ Pair for New Miniseries

Jun 10, 2011  •  Post A Comment

HBO is joining forces again with Jane Tranter and Anne Thomopoulos, who produced the series “Rome” for the network, for a new miniseries based on Robert Graves’ “I, Claudius,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The project, a co-production with BBC2, focuses on Graves’ novel about Roman Emperor Claudius and chronicling the period between the assassinations of Julius Caesar and Caligula.

The story reports: “The book — and its sequel, ‘Claudius the God’ — were first adapted as a miniseries by BBC Television in 1976 and broadcast stateside as part of PBS’s ‘Masterpiece Theatre.’ Starring Derek Jacobi as the Roman emperor, the mini picked up three Emmy nominations, including outstanding direction and limited series, winning for art direction.”

The story notes that the new miniseries will also be based on both books.

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