HBO and BBC2 have acquired the rights to Robert Graves' historical novel "I, Claudius" with an eye toward producing another TV miniseries based on the property.
According to Deadline.com
, the new miniseries will be executive produced by BBC Worldwide Productions' Jane Tranter and Anne Thomopoulos, who previously executive produced "Rome" for HBO.
Graves' novel was previously adapted as a 13-part miniseries in 1976. That star-studded production was toplined by Derek Jacobi, but only won an Emmy for an its art direction.
Most recently, "I, Claudius" was being developed as a feature film with Scott Rudin attached to produce, William Monahan adapting the script and Leonardo DiCaprio expected to star, but the pieces never came together.