The Wrap confirmed today (18) that Anthony Hopkins will star in Those About to Die, a series about gladiators for Peacock. Created by Roland Emmerich, director of Independence Day, the title was commissioned by the streaming network in 2022.
Inspired by the 1958 bestseller of the same name, Those About to Die depicts the spectacle, violence and deeply corrupt world of gladiatorial sports during the Roman Empire. According to the official description, “the series features a diverse ensemble of characters in the various layers of Roman society, where sports, politics and business intersect and collide.”
So far, Hopkins is the only cast member already confirmed for the new series.
Those About to Die does not have a premiere date.