Ron Howard to Direct Aztec Series CONQUEST for Showtime

Imagine Entertainment, the Ron Howard and Brian Grazer owned studio, is in talks with Showtime to develop a new period show called Conquest about the well-known Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes and his exploration of what is now Mexico.

Howard will direct the series, and it will be written by Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries). 

Conquest will explore the relationship between Cortez and Moctezuma II, the final ruler of the Aztec empire before its fall. Deadline says it will be filled with blood, lust, gold, magic, and mythology, and describes it as “a classic war story about two powerful men and their people ultimately leading to the destruction of the Aztec culture and the men themselves.”

This series sounds way too good to be true! I love the idea and all the stories and subplots that can fit within this era. 

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