Move Over Cersei: Starz is Developing an Eleanor of Aquitaine Series

Deadline is reporting that Starz is currently developing a slate of series inspired by “extraordinary women of history” and has set a drama about Eleanor of Aquitaine.


The network has optioned the rights to historian Alison Weir’s biography Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life and its companion novel Captive Queen for the first series.

Conklin, who has also worked on BBC drama Cranford, will adapt and serve as an exec producer, alongside Scott Huff and David Stern for Playground Entertainment, Colin Callender’s company behind Starz’ The Spanish Princess.


Memorably played previously by (amongst others) Katherine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter, 1968), Jane Lapotaire (The Devil’s Crown, 1978), Siân Phillips (Ivanhoe, 1997), Glenn Close (LiW remake, 2003) and best (IMO) Eileen Atkins (Robin Hood, 2010).


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