Published: Wednesday December 4, 2013 MYT 2:10:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday December 4, 2013 MYT 2:24:59 PM

Halle Berry developing 'Hannibal' miniseries

Halle Berry (seen here in a scene from 'The Call') is set to produce a miniseries with the History channel on the life of the legendary African general, Hannibal Barca.

Halle Berry (seen here in a scene from 'The Call') is set to produce a miniseries with the History channel on the life of the legendary African general, Hannibal Barca.

The Oscar winner is set to work with the History channel on the new show.

Halle Berry is getting militaristic with the History channel. The Monster’s Ball actress is developing a miniseries, which bears the working title Hannibal. Berry will executive produce, with Jeffrey Caine (Goldeneye) writing the script. The project will follow the story of legendary general Hannibal Barca and his rivalry with Scipio Africanus as they battled against each other in the Second Punic War.

The miniseries begins in Carthage in 264 BC, at the beginning of Hannibal’s life, and go through the Second Punic War between Carthage and Rome.

“Hannibal was not only the greatest African general to ever live,” Berry said, “he may have been the greatest general, period. His story is an intricate and captivating ride and I’m thrilled to get this project off the ground with our partners at History.”

The miniseries is being produced by A+E Studios and Red Arrow Entertainment for History. In addition to Berry, Steven Jensen, Vincent Cirrincione and Jeffrey Caine are also executive producing, with Simon Maxwell executive producing for Red Arrow Entertainment and Dirk Hoogstra, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Julian P. Hobbs serving as executives in charge of production for History. Berry will also star in the upcoming drama Extant for CBS. — Reuters

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, TV, miniseries, Halle Berry, History Channel

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