Martin Freeman producing 'biblical Game of Thrones' take on Paradise Lost

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Jun 13, 2017

With Game of Thrones wrapping up soon, a whole lot of shows are looking to fill the void in the coming years. Now Martin Freeman is telling a 17th-century poem to take a shot at Thrones’ (umm) throne.

Freeman (Sherlock) is attached to produce and possibly star in a TV adaptation of John Milton’s Paradise Lost. No network is attached yet, but the project seems to have a decent bit of buzz coming out of the deal-making phase. Laurence Bowen, CEO of Dancing Ledge, described the project as a “biblical Game of Thrones,” which will take viewers into “an internecine world of political intrigue and incredible violence” with the fate of mankind hanging in the balance. Freeman added that the material will be “epic, exciting and surprisingly modern.”

Aside from that? We don’t know much. Judging by the concept, it sounds like this type of project could potentially land at a pay cable network or streaming service — heck — maybe even HBO? There should be a plum spot on the schedule opening up, right?

What do you think? Does the world need a TV prestige take on Paradise Lost?

(Via Variety)