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[03/26/18 - 03:35 PM]
Amazon Studios Greenlights a New Series, "Cortes" - Steven Spielberg and Steven Zaillian Set to Executive Produce and Javier Bardem Set to Star and Executive Produce
"Cortes" reveals the legendary conqueror, Hernan Cortes, who led a rebellious expedition to the heart of King Montezuma II's Aztec empire, connecting two civilizations for the first time and changing the course of history.







CORTES (AMAZON)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/26/18
STATUS:
previously in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
four episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, March 2018) Amazon Studios today announced it has greenlit a straight-to-series order of a four-hour miniseries based on the epic saga of Hernan Cortes. The series, from three-time Academy Award-winner Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan) and Amblin Television, is created for television and written by Academy Award-winner Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List) and based on the screenplay by Dalton Trumbo (Roman Holiday). Emmy-winning Zaillian, Emmy-winning Darryl Frank (The Americans) and Emmy-nominated Justin Falvey (The Americans) are set to executive produce, and Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) is set to star and executive produce. Cortes reveals the legendary conqueror, Hernan Cortes, who led a rebellious expedition to the heart of King Montezuma II's Aztec empire, connecting two civilizations for the first time and changing the course of history.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Javier Bardem as Hernan Cortes
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dalton Trumbo as CRTR
· Darryl Frank as EP
· Javier Bardem as EP
· Justin Falvey as EP
· Steven Spielberg as EP
· Steven Zaillian as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Amazon Studios
· Amblin Television