October 3, 2023
Prime Video July Highlights

The historical drama, Those About To Die, starring Anthony Hopkins, will launch on Prime Video in 2024. Get the details here.

Prime Video will launch the historical drama series Those About To Die, by director Roland Emmerich (Moonfall, Independence Day, Godzilla), in 2024 in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Turkey, Andorra, Monaco, Luxembourg, and Belgium.

Inspired by the nonfiction book of the same name by Daniel P. Mannix, the 10-episode series will immerse viewers into the spectacular, complex, and corrupt world of chariot racing and gladiatorial fights in ancient Rome. All episodes of the first season of Those About to Die will be available exclusively on Prime Video as the latest addition to the Prime membership. Prime members in the UK enjoy savings, convenience, and entertainment, all in a single membership for just £8.99/month or best value £95/year.

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The series stars Academy Award® winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs, King Lear) as Emperor Vespasian and Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) as Tenax. Tom Hughes (The English, Victoria) as Titus Flavianus, Sara Martins (Tell No One, Death in Paradise) as Cala, and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Game of Thrones) as Viggo. Amongst Jojo Macari (Sex Education), Gabriella Pession (Crossing Lines), and Dimitri Leonidas (Rosewater, Renegades). Moe Hashim (Ted Lasso), Rupert Penry-Jones (Whitechapel), Eneko Sagardoy (Elite). Pepe Barroso (Gran Turismo), Gonçalo Almeida (Amor, Amor), Kyshan Wilson (Under the Amalfi Sun). Alicia Edogamhe (Summertime) and others.

Anthony Hopkins



Panem et Circenses – Bread and Entertainment; Rome in 79 A.D.: The centre of the Roman Empire is the wealthiest city in the world. And there is a heavy influx of slave labourers from the growing empire to take over the work. The Roman population—bored, restless, and increasingly violent—is kept in line mainly by two things. Free food and spectacular entertainment, in the form of chariot racing and gladiator fights. Those About To Die delves into the world of the games. A world characterised by bloodlust, greed for money, the pursuit of power, and corruption. The races at Circus Maximus are controlled by four Patrician-owned corporations, the Blue, Red, White, and Green factions. And shares in the four factions are the most valuable things in Rome.

As the taste in the entertainment of the populace becomes more jaded and bloodthirsty, a specially designed stadium for gladiatorial combat is needed – the Colosseum. The scale of the stadium as well as the gladiatorial and animal combats is enormous. The same as the underworld with the flourishing betting business. Underground, beneath the stands, thousands of people work and live. Among them thousands who will die for the games.



Those About To Die from AGC Studios was commissioned by High-End Productions, the Joint Venture recently created by Herbert G. Kloiber and Constantin Film. Together with the American streaming provider Peacock and is produced by Centropolis. Hollywood Gang and Street Entertainment. The series is written by Academy Award® nominated head writer Robert Rodat (The Patriot, Saving Private Ryan). And directed by Roland Emmerich, together with Marco Kreuzpaintner (Beat, The Lazarus Project).

Executive Producers are Emmerich, Harald Kloser (2012, White House Down, Midway), Gianni Nunnari (The Departed, 300), Herbert G. Kloiber, Martin Moszkowicz, Oliver Berben, Jonas Bauer, Charles Holland, Stuart Ford and Lourdes Diaz, Charles Holland, Kreuzpaintner and Rodat.


Those About To Die will join the thousands of TV shows and movies available on Prime Video, including UK Originals such as The Rig. The Devil’s Hour, BAFTA-winning Jungle, The Grand Tour. All or Nothing: Arsenal and award-winning international Original series and movies like the Emmy and Golden Globe winners The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Fleabag.

The Oscar-winning Sound of Metal, the Golden Globe-winning and OSCAR-nominated Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. The Oscar-nominated Argentina, 1985, Being the Ricardos. Time, and One Night in Miami…, as well as The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The Boys, Coming to America 2, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. The Wheel of Time, and Upload. In addition, a wide range of licensed content is available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

John Krasinski as Jack Ryan in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Cr: Attila Szvacsek/Prime Video

Those About To Die will premiere on Prime Video sometime in 2024. Keep checking back here at The Future Of The Force for any further developments or announcements. Sign up for Prime Video at the link here.





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