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News brief: Pierce Brosnan working up Crusades drama for Spike

Pierce Brosnan is working in The Crusaders, a new original drama for Spike that will be made by the actor’s prodco Irish DreamTime.

Viacom’s Spike has put the show into development and Irish DreamTime and Sennet Entertainment will produce. Brosnan will executive produce, but it was not immediately clear whether he will also star in the show.

The series will be set in during the Third Crusade, after the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin’s armies, and center on two very different knights who journey from Scotland to the Holy Land.