MIPCOM: Peter Dinklage, Charles Dance to Executive Produce 'Quasimodo'
The 'Game of Thrones' stars board the series, which is based on Victor Hugo's classic novel 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and is one of the drama pitches unveiled by new platform association Atrium TV.
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage and Charles Dance have joined epic series Quasimodo, a new adaptation of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as executive producers.
The series, which Game of Thrones executive producer Frank Doelger is attached to produce, alongside The Frankenstein Chronicles' Tracey Scoffield and David Tanner, is being written by Ashley Pharoah (The Living and the Dead).
It's one of the first drama pitches to come out of Atrium TV, a new association of international streaming and telecommunication platforms that was launched earlier this year and is run by former Sony boss Howard Stringer and Jeremy Fox, chairman of British distributor DRG.
Atrium's members include European telecommunication giants such as France's Orange, Deutsche Telekom in Germany and Telefonica's TV outlet Moviestar in Spain as well as Asian streaming firm Iflix. The company's concept is to co-develop and co-finance high-end television for international platforms that they alone could not afford to bankroll.
Other new projects unveiled by Atrium at TV market MIPCOM in Cannes on Monday include Jerusalem, a drama tracing the rich and bloody history of the holy city that is written by Russell Rothberg, former head of drama development at Universal Television; Perfect People, a genetic engineering thriller adapted from the best-selling book of the same name from Shades of Blue showrunner Adi Hasak; and the zombie actioner State of Decay, adapted from the Microsoft X-Box video game, which was presented by showrunner Stephen McPherson, a former president of ABC