Peacock debuts official trailer for upcoming series Those About to Die starring Anthony Hopkins

Those About To Die arrives July 18 on Peacock

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The 10-episode first season will debut exclusively on Prime Video July 19 in Canada, the U.K., Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Poland, Turkey, Andorra, Monaco, Luxembourg and Belgium. As previously reported, streaming platform Peacock has secured the U.S. rights.

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June 13, 2024 — From Director and Executive Producer Roland Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day) and Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) starring two-time Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins.

A NOTE FROM ROLAND EMMERICH (DIRECTOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER):


"I have always been fascinated by the history of the Roman Empire. So much still seems relevant for our society today - from the entanglement of politics and sports to the disciplines of the competitions, which haven't changed much either over the last 2000 years. The most electrifying spectacles for the masses still involve two men in an arena, beating each other up, and the chariots of today are called race cars whose drivers still crash and often pay with their lives.

"When my partners Gianni Nunnari and Harald Kloser put Daniel Mannix's Those About to Die on my reading list, I was immediately hooked. My goal was to create a show that explores a side of Rome never told before - the dirty business of entertaining the masses, giving the mob what they want most... blood and sport. Let the games begin."

All episodes of THOSE ABOUT TO DIE launch July 18, just in time for viewers to also watch the 2024 Paris Olympics (July 26 - Aug 11, 2024). Every event of the Summer Games will stream live on Peacock. Opening Ceremony coverage begins July 26 at Noon ET on NBC and Peacock.

ABOUT THOSE ABOUT TO DIE


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.

Premiere Date/Rollout:

July 18, 2024 (All episodes)

Directors:

Roland Emmerich (Ep 101, 102, 103, 109, 110), Marco Kreuzpaintner (Ep 104, 105, 106, 107, 108)

Created by:

Robert Rodat (Wrote Ep 101, 102, 103, 109, 110)

Executive Producers:

Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser, Gianni Nunnari, Robert Rodat, Stuart Ford, Lourdes Diaz, Miguel A. Palos Jr., Marco Kreuzpaintner, Herbert G. Kloiber, Martin Moszkowicz, Oliver Berben, Jonas Bauer, Charles Holland, Namit Malhotra.

Cast:

Anthony Hopkins, Iwan Rheon, Sara Martins, Tom Hughes, Jojo Macari, Moe Hashim, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Rupert Penry-Jones, Gabriella Pession, Dimitri Leonidas, Emilio Sakraya, David Wurawa, Pepe Barroso, Gonçalo Almeida, Eneko Sagardoy, Romana Maggiora Vergano

Studio:

AGC Television

Production Companies:

Centropolis Entertainment, Hollywood Gang Productions, Street Entertainment

Format:

Drama Series, 10 x 60 min episodes

MORE PRESS RELEASES ON "THOSE ABOUT TO DIE":


July 1, 2024: Anticipation heats up for "Those About to Die" with release of second official trailer https://bit.ly/3XPpjt8

April 8, 2024: “Those About to Die” Starring Academy Award Winner Anthony Hopkins Premieres on July 18 https://bit.ly/3vKd4T0

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June 13, 2024 12:00pm ET by Pressparty  

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