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[12/02/13 - 10:20 AM]
History Developing New Scripted Miniseries "Hannibal" (Working Title) from Executive Producer Halle Berry
The miniseries will tell the story of the greatest generals in antiquity - Hannibal Barca and his archrival Scipio Africanus - who went head-to-head in the Second Punic War.







HANNIBAL HISTORY (HISTORY)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
12/2/13
STATUS:
previously in development
DESCRIPTION:
(from History's press release, December 2013) HISTORY is developing the miniseries HANNIBAL (working title), co-produced by A+E Studios and Red Arrow Entertainment with Academy Award-Winning Actress Halle Berry executive producing and Oscar-nominated writer Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardener, Goldeneye) penning the script, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, Executive Vice President and General Manager, History & H2. The miniseries will tell the story of the greatest generals in antiquity - Hannibal Barca and his archrival Scipio Africanus - who went head-to-head in the Second Punic War. HANNIBAL begins in Carthage, 264 BC, at the beginning of his life in North Africa and takes viewers through the Second Punic War between Carthage and Rome. In what became legend, Hannibal and his archrival Scipio Africanus take a sacred vow to destroy the other and the nation he served. However, despite their fiercely opposed allegiances, the two are brought together and grow to respect each other as brothers.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dirk Hoogstra as EIP (History)
· Elaine Frontain Bryant as EIP (History)
· Halle Berry as EP
· Jeffrey Caine as EP
· Julian P. Hobbs as EIP (History)
· Simon Maxwell as EP
· Steven Jensen as EP
· Vincent Cirrincione as EP
GENRE(S):
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· A+E Studios
· Red Arrow Entertainment