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Amazon Studios Developing ‘CLEOPATRA’ Series

May 25, 2017


Amazon Studios is currently developing CLEOPATRA, a drama series about the famous Egyptian queen.

Hailing from the Black Sails trio of co-creators/executive producers Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine and executive producer Dan Shotz.

Written by Levine, CLEOPATRA is described as a revisionist take on one of history’s misunderstood women, The Godfather in Ancient Egypt. After nearly losing her life in a bloody coup, Cleopatra must use her natural wit and political genius to take back her throne and restore honor to her family and kingdom.

In addition to writing, Levine is executive producing alongside Steinberg and Shotz of Quaker Moving Pictures and Mary Beth Baile of Basile Ring Entertainment.

There are quite a couple of projects that have been trying to develop related to Cleopatra as a series. Most recently, David Ellender’s Slingshot Global Media with Shekhar Kapur attached to write and direct. Before that, NBC also has a drama series, which had a pilot, and Lifetime developing a Cleopatra miniseries. Sony Pictures has also been trying to develop a feature film based on the Stacy Schiff bestselling book “Cleopatra: A Life.”


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