Deadline is reporting that Ridley Scott is teaming with Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight for Roads to Freedom, a ten-episode World War II epic which will explore the conflict from multiple international perspectives.
Based on the books of historian Antony Beevor, Roads to Freedom “will portray the brutal realities from multiple viewpoints, with characters not only from the U.S. and UK but also from Russia, Germany, France and other countries across the globe. That includes women, and children struggling to survive. The emphasis is on humanity, the characters bound together by one dramatic story. Some of the story lines will be discomforting, but heroic, and the race between East and West to capture Berlin will shed light on what became the foundations of the Cold War.”
Knight and Beevor will script all ten episodes of the series and executive produce with Scott, who is also on board to direct the first episode. The series reunites Scott and Knight, who have previously collaborated on Taboo and A Christmas Carol, as well as the upcoming Dickens’ adaptation Great Expectations.