Peacock today released first look photos for Roland Emmerich’s (The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day) epic drama series set in Ancient Rome titled Those About to Die. All 10 episodes will premiere July 18th and features an ensemble cast led by Anthony Hopkins (The Father, One Life). A teaser video was also released:

The cast also includes Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Misfits), Sara Martins (Death in Paradise, Little White Lies), Tom Hughes (Franklin, Victoria), Jojo Macari (Morbius, The Irregulars), Moe Hashim (Ted Lasso), Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Vikings: Valhalla, Succession), Rupert Penry-Jones (MI-5, The Strain), Gabriella Pession (Crossing Lines, The Red Door), Dimitri Leonidas (Foundation, Riviera), Emilio Sakraya (Sixty Minutes, Warrior Nun), David Wurawa (Shadow and Bone, Wienerland), Pepe Barroso (Gran Turismo, 45 rpm), Gonçalo Almeida (Amor Amor, Esperança), Eneko Sagardoy (Patria, The Giant), and Romana Maggiora Vergano (There’s Still Tomorrow, Cabrini).

Photo by: AGC Television
Photo by: AGC Television

Those About to Die is “an epic drama set in the corrupt world of the spectacle-driven gladiatorial competition, exploring a side of ancient Rome never before told — the dirty business of entertaining the masses, giving the mob what they want most…blood and sport. The series introduces an ensemble of characters from all corners of the Roman Empire who collide at the explosive intersection of sports, politics, and dynasties.”

Directors are Roland Emmerich (Ep 101, 102, 103, 109, 110), and Marco Kreuzpaintner (Bodies, The Lazarus Project) (Ep 104, 105, 106, 107, 108)

Photo by: AGC Television
Photo by: AGC Television
Photo by: AGC Television


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