Martin Freeman to produce TV Paradise Lost

By Nathaniel Dalby - Mon 19th Jun 2017 News

The actor is bringing the classic work to TV screens.

Martin Freeman

Actor Martin Freeman is set to produce a TV version of epic poem Paradise Lost

According to Variety, the Sherlock and Hobbit star will produce the show and may appear in the cast, though this is not confirmed yet. 

Paradise Lost is a classic 17th century epic poem written by John Milton that charts Satan’s failed rebellion against God.

Freeman is said to be working with production company Dancing Ledge, with CEO of the company Laurence Bowen claiming that the project would connect with modern audiences.

Paradise Lost is like a biblical Games of Thrones, transporting the reader into an internecine world of political intrigue and incredible violence. At stake? The future of mankind.

“There’s never been a better time for big, original, bold drama series, and Martin and I both feel incredibly inspired by the material.”

Freeman added - “Paradise Lost is epic, exciting, and surprisingly modern. And maybe the first time the devil gets all the best tunes!”

Dancing Ledge, which is based in London, is also producing a US series with Transparent writer Faith Soloway as well as a project from Sherlock writer and star Mark Gatiss. 

Paradise Lost is still in the pre-production stage, so very little is known about who else will be involved with the project or where it will air. 

Source: Variety