Thanks in part to the success of such shows as HBO’s Game of Thrones and Starz’s Spartacus, it looks like we’ve got another Swords And Sandals television show coming our way—the story of William Wallace. That’s right, the 13th century Scottish warrior who fought in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. Or, as you may know him, the guy Mel Gibson played in Braveheart back when Mel Gibson wasn’t offending every subset of people in the free world.
Yes, essentially, it’s Braveheart The TV Show, as a collective of American and Scottish producers are set to launch the TV drama Wallace, a televised version of William Wallace’s life, battles and exploits. Wallace will be written and produced by The Eleventh Hour’s Mick Davis, and will focus on William Wallace’s “back story, his years spent attempting to unify Scotland, his loves and losses, as well as his legendary battles with King Edward the Longshank and rival Robert the Bruce.”
No word yet as to whether or not each episode will climax with Wallace screaming “FREEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOM” to a rousing James Horner score, or if Wallace will be played with someone who can maintain Gibson’s shi**house crazy intensity. We can only hope.
What do you think about the Wallace news?