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Discovery, Scott Free prepping another scripted mini

Discovery Channel in the U.S. is in development with Scott Free Productions on a scripted miniseries about Scottish patriots William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. (Pictured: Scott Free's Ridley Scott)
July 9, 2013

Discovery Channel in the U.S. is in development with Scott Free Productions on a scripted miniseries about William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.

The as-yet-untitled project will be based on books written by Scottish historical author Nigel Tranter – The Wallace and The Bruce Trilogy – and will examine the two Scottish patriots’ lead roles in the 1297 war of independence following England’s invasion of the territory and the imposition of English rule by King Edward I in 1296.

The scripted project is a coproduction between Discovery and Scott Free Productions, with Ridley Scott (pictured above) and David W. Zucker serving as executive producers for the prodco.

This is the second scripted historical project on the way for Discovery, following the announcement of Klondike, a miniseries based on the Charlotte Gray book Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike, and coproduced by Discovery, Entertainment One Television and Nomadic Television, in association with Scott Free.

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