Sunday, April 7, 2024

Peacock Sets Premiere Date for New Drama 'Those About to Die' Starring Anthony Hopkins

Peacock has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original drama series Those About to Die starring Anthony Hopkins.

All 10 episodes of the first season will be available on Thursday, July 18.

Set during the height of the Roman Empire, the drama depicts 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.

In addition to Hopkins, the drama stars Iwan Rheon, Sara Martins, Tom Hughes, Jojo Macari, Moe Hashim, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Rupert Penry-Jones, Gabriella Pession, Dimitri Leonidas, Emilio Sakraya, David Wurawa, Pepe Barroso, Gonçalo Almeida, Eneko Sagardoy and Romana Maggiora Vergano.

Roland Emmerich, Robert Rodat and Gianni Nunnari developed the drama based on the nonfiction novel by Daniel P. Mannix. They executive produce with Harald Kloser, Herbert G. Kloiber, Martin Moszkowicz, Oliver Berben, Jonas Bauer, Stuart Ford, Lourdes Diaz, Charles Holland and Marco Kreuzpaintner. AGC Studios, Centropolis Entertainment, Hollywood Gang Productions and Street Entertainment produce.