Production info

Cleopatra
USA, 2020  TV  

Directed by Shekhar Kapur

August 2015 it was announced on the Deadline website (deadline.com) that Slingshot Global Media is developing a new television series about the life of queen Cleopatra, to be written and directed by Shekhar Kapur who also directed the well-received movies "Elizabeth" (1998) and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007). As for Shekhar Kapur's approach to the project, in a 2007 interview for Rottentomatoes he stated "if I made a film about Cleopatra today no-one would expect me to make it historically accurate because they agree that Cleopatra has been consigned to mythology. The moment you create an icon you’ve consigned to mythology anyway". At the moment no further details are available. The project is not yet listed on IMDb. It is the second such series in development at the moment, with Amazon Studios producing their own Cleopatra TV series.


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