The legendary Scottish hero, William Wallace, brought to life for the big screen by Mel Gibson in Braveheart, is getting a new TV series biopic. The historical drama series is based on the life of the war hero who fought for the freedom of Scotland.
The series is being created and written by Mick Davis (The Eleventh Hour), and according to THR "it will focus on 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."
When Braveheart was released in 1995 I did extensive research on Wallace to get to know more about him, and find out what was true in the film and what wasn't. One thing's for sure, the guy was a complete badass, and if a series is being made based on his life, I'll be watching it.
The show's executive producer Alan Clements had this to say in a statement,
This was a turbulent time in Scotland’s history, in which William Wallace had a starring and pivotal role. We plan to delve deep into his character and explore his passions, bringing parts of history to life in a spectacular and raw depiction. With all eyes on Scotland in the current political climate, this also seems to be a very appropriate time to tell this story in more depth.
I imagine the production value on something like this would be in the same vein as Game of Thrones and Spartacus. I'm excited about this series and I hope it turns out as awesome as it can be!