Braveheart may be set to undergo a TV makeover, according to reports from across the Atlantic.
Mel Gibson’s kilt-filled Oscar winner has had audiences in raptures for well over a decade now. So much so that some of the bods involved with that 1995 masterpiece have decide that William Wallace would make the perfect subject for a TV series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the planned series will focus on William Wallace’s back-story, lovelife and his battles with both Edward Longshanks (Patrick McGoohan in the film) and Robert the Bruce.
The new show has been drawn from the minds of Kent Dalian and Seoras Wallace, who worked on Mel Gibson’s 1995 Oscar winner. No network has been attached yet, but the project has the support of STV Productions.
“This was a turbulent time in Scotland’s history, in which William Wallace had a starring and pivotal role,” STV Director of Content Alan Clements said in a statement.
“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.”
There’s been no mention of Mel Gibson…yet.