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Those About To Die - Ordered To Series by peacock

Peacock has handed a gladiator drama series directed by Roland Emmerich a straight-to-series order.

The NBCU streamer has given the order to Those About To Die, inspired by Daniel Mannix’s eponymous non-fiction book.

The series is a large-scale drama set within the spectacular, complex, and corrupt world of gladiatorial sports in Ancient Rome. The series introduces an ensemble of diverse characters across the many layers of Roman society where sports, politics, and business intersect and collide.