‘Braveheart’ TV Series In The Works

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The story of William Wallace, made famous in 1995’s theatrical epic Braveheart is looking to make a small screen come back with Wallace.

Following the style of Starz’s Spartacus and HBO’s Game of Thrones, Wallace will depict the legendary Scotsman prior to the events of the original Mel Gibson blockbuster hit, as he spends years fighting to unify Scotland, while also focusing more on of the personal backstory of William Wallace outside of his epic battles with King Edward the Longshank and rival Robert the Bruce.

Glasgow-born writer Mick Davis (The Eleventh Hour) created the TV project based on the idea of Kent Dalian and Braveheart advisor Seoras Wallace. In a joint effort, the historical drama will be executive produced by Creative Media’s Todd Berger and Andrew Trapani, as well as STV Productions’ Alan Clements and Margaret Enefer, plus Brian Gilbert of Nine/8 Entertainment, with Digital Rights Group handling worldwide distribution.

STV Prods director of content Alan Clements had this to say about the upcoming biopic:

This was a turbulent time in Scotland’s history, in which William Wallace had a starring and pivotal role.

We plan to delve deep into his character and explore his passions, bringing parts of history to life in a spectacular and raw depiction. With all eyes on Scotland in the current political climate, this also seems to be a very appropriate time to tell this story in more depth.

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Development company Creative Scotland will also invest in Wallace, as per a previous agreement with STV, and the two will shop the project next month at MIP.

While a show dubbed Wallace may sound more like a series about an accountant than a 13th century hero-king, the project has great potential for success. Despite being highly criticized for its historical inaccuracies, Braveheart was a huge commercial hit, winning five out of the ten Oscars it was nominated for, including Best Picture. Although Gibson is not linked to the new series (which is probably a good thing right now) he helped turn William Wallace into a cinematic iconic, which, if executed right, will translate into TV show pretty well. Considering the current trend of brutal and bloody historical dramas like Spartacus, now is definitely a good time for Wallace to make its debut –even in the face of a seventeen year separation gab to Mel Gibson’s Braveheart.

More info on Wallace as it comes in.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. What is good about that Mel is not attached to this show ?
    God,enough is enough..cut that Guy some slack !

    Whats ever Gibson was involved with was always enjoyable and good Cinema !
    And I am sure the show could be even better with him and Randall on board.

    • I am with you. Mel Gibson is incredible at his craft. Still, even though we might be ready to move on pass it, unfortunately many are not. I thinks that all the writer meant by that.

      • Thanks d-man !
        I am just sick of all the bashing !
        Have a nice day !

  2. William Wallace was never “king.”

    • THANK YOU!!!!

    • The Scots army after defeating three English armies at the Battle of Roslynn 1301 (Mostly censored out of Scots history by Barbour and Bruces scribes) the Scots army with the backing of Comyn Douglas and Stewart wanted Wallace crowned King, but he refused, the ordinary soldiers they were sick of the nobles and had the miltary cohesion to resist against the grain, Wishart Bruce and other magnates sent Wallace to Europe on trade and diplomatic mission, to which he was successful and arranged his betrayal to the English on his return,they feared that he would accept the crown from the people on behalf of the people, check Ragimanus Sotticum Pariliament de Roslynn 1301, accounts of abbot Godfrey of Carlisle, English northern chronicles 1302

  3. This could work. I mean I’m going by the movie. Did William Wallace go on pilgrimage with his uncle? If he did I would like to see his adventures on that and explore his uncle’s story more as well. I mean he did teach William after all. If indeed it some what acurate.

  4. SWEET, I hope this gets picked up.


  6. If well-done, I’ll give this a watch!

  7. lets expect more boobies!

  8. “Wallace will depict the legendary Scotsman prior to the events of the original Mel Gibson blockbuster hit, as he spends years fighting to unify Scotland”

    This is a bit of an oxymoron since the movie went from his childhood all the way through to his eventual execution. So do you really mean they will be expanding on the events from the movie (and maybe even getting a few more of the details right?)

    • There’s still a lot to be revealed about the potential series. For now, just think of it as a bit like Smallville with more killing and kilts.

  9. Sounds interesting – I’d like to see this happen.

  10. They’re talking about the Vikings on the History channel and this someplace else….They need to do a series about one of the greatest warroriors ever Genghis Kahn….Now there’s a series…..Of course they’ed have to be clever because everything is on such a huge scale that could be extremely difficult to contain costs….But it could be done. I have a Chinese TV series that’s pretty good, but lacks much real drama…That would be great…

  11. “Edward the Longshank?”

    Good God, man. NO!

    He was known as Edward Longshanks. No “the,” and an “S” on the end, since he did have two legs.
    This is what happens when people try to be clever, but don’t know their subject.

  12. If they want to make a series how about making it historically accurate, which Braveheart wasn’t by a long shot. If Mel had followed the real life of William Wallace the movie would have been much better. Wallace wore the same armor the English did at the time and was a knight with a keep and men at arms. He wasnt a wandering kilt wearing Scot, considering Kilts werent being worn at the time.

    Another person who would be good for a series would be Robert The Bruce. Read up on his exploits, he was a much better fighter and had a true army behind him.

    • Isn’t he the one in the movie who sold out William Wallace? Seemed like a dick move if I remember the movie. (Been quite a few years)

    • I agree mostly with your comments, though the short kilt wasnt there, the philamore was, and the Lientes and brats, as per the Galloway warriors, and Robert the Bruce, he wold be good, his grandfather being the lord chief justice of England does give away a wee bit the cause of his dithering attitude, his party to the betrayal of Wallace after the Battle at Roslynn, and the murder of Comyn? who to many should have been the real next King of Scotland, Bruce would make a good story

    • He def wasn’t a better fighter, he was a murdering duplicitous politician, if Bruce were here today he would be head of Monsanta Viacom or an IMF banker

  13. I look forward too it, Butler tremendous, Longshanks was magnate supreme of Northern Brotherhood of Kings, THE original Great Cause? To push Vatican power beyond the Pyrenees and Rule northern Europe with Adolphus, but he had to secure Scotland and his territories in France Cyprus first, no kilts? that’s right they were invented by an Englishman circa15c. (Aye sure) the south west Scots wore a liente similar to our Irish cousins, the normans dressed like their English cousins, the native Scots? they had their own style, similar to Gallobhets Gallobhan and Galloglass,Mel he was great, not only did he make something that ordinary folk could enjoy, he gave moanin greetin folk a chance for their 15 seconds of fame, the back story of Wallace is amazing, what was going on in Europe with Longshanks Wenislas Adolphus and the golden hoard etc makes game of thrones look like short change, big cheers to those who try, and to those who dont? why not write our own screenplay?

  14. Love the show. Welcome a series.

  15. This is wonderful to hear i loved the movie and i am sure the TV show will be fantastic.

  16. Cannot wait to see this and hoping it is filmed in Scotland for all the work that will be created surrounding a great story. Bruce was not a better fighter than Wallace and Wallace had a real army beside him as will surely come out in the series as will many other characters sadly omitted from Braveheart due to time constraints (the film was 3 hours plus after heavy editing) and not all aspects of his life story could be realised on screen. I’m not so sure that Wallace would ever have accepted the offer of the Scots crown but I am sure that the nobles of the day greatly feared that he would as any of them would have gladly sold out to snatch it for themselves and they would not get their heads around the concept that anyone would not want the poisoned chalice of being King.

  17. as long as they remember there was a bridge at Striling it will be better