Two-time Emmy winner Abi Morgan is taking on another iconic historical figure. The scribe behind Margaret Thatcher biopic “The Iron Lady” is in early development on a series about Cleopatra, Digital Spy reports.
Titled “Cleopatra,” the 10-part drama will focus on the famed Egyptian Queen as well as her sisters. The story kicks off when Cleopatra is 16.
Morgan spoke about the series at a recent event and revealed that she’s planning to work with an all-female writing team. “I love writing with men, but I also think, in this moment, one of the things I can do is send the elevator down and get more women writing,” the “Suffragette” screenwriter explained.
“Cleopatra” is “being pitched for a U.S. streaming service,” but we don’t know which.
The project sees Morgan joining forces with Tessa Ross (“Ex Machina”) and Juliette Howell’s (“London Spy