‘Braveheart’ To Be Made Into a TV Series? Aye!
Sons of Scotland, your time is at hand! In the vein of Starz’ ‘Spartacus‘ series and HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones‘, it looks like William Wallace might be the next to get the pay-cable TV series treatment. As most remember, the saga of William Wallace was most famously (if inaccurately) chronicled by Mel Gibson’s 1995 Oscar-winner ‘Braveheart.’ But how close to the movie will this series be?
The Hollywood Reporter, well, reports, that STV productions, Creative Media, and ‘Eleventh Hour’ writer and producer Mick Davis have turned their eye toward developing a TV series based on the early life of legendary Scottish figure William Wallace, to be titled simply ‘Wallace’.
‘Wallace’ won’t have any involvement from Gibson’s part, but the idea for the series stems from Kent Dalian and Seoras Wallace, an adviser on ‘Braveheart’. Mick Davis will write, create and executive produce the project, which focuses on Wallace’s back story, including “his years spent attempting to unify Scotland, his loves and losses as well as his legendary battles with King Edward the Longshank and rival Robert the Bruce.”
Says STV Director of Content Alan Clements of the project, “This was a turbulent time in Scotland’s history, in which William Wallace had a starring and pivotal role. We plan to delve deep into his character and explore his passions, bringing parts of history to life in a spectacular and raw depiction. With all eyes on Scotland in the current political climate, this also seems to be a very appropriate time to tell this story in more depth.”
What say you, sons of…the internet? Would you watch a TV series based on the life of William Wallace, or does it sound like exploitation of the famous Scottish hero? Don your (historically inaccurate, look it up) kilts, paint your face blue, and bellow out a war cry in the comments section below!