News brief: eOne sets up biblical series King David

Entertainment One and Atmosphere Entertainment are developing King David, a one-hour series being pitched as “an epic mafia show in biblical clothing”.

No broadcast partner has been announced, but the project is seen as ideal for US cable networks. International sales will be handled by eOne.

“We are excited to bring the layered and fascinating legend of King David to life. The series will expose the complex humanity of one of history’s greatest icons, and deliver gripping drama with colossal stakes,” said eOne’s executive VP, US scripted television, Michael Rosenberg.