‘Those About to Die’: Another Wild Trailer


Peacock drops another official trailer for the epic Roman Empire series “Those About To Die,” promising an action-packed saga set in the world of ancient Roman gladiators. The series will start streaming on Peacock on July 18th, 2024.


  • Second official trailer released for “Those About To Die”
  • The series delves into the lives of gladiators in Ancient Rome
  • Not directly connected to Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator,” but aims to evoke a similar vibe
  • Features a star-studded cast and episodes directed by Roland Emmerich
  • Set to debut on Peacock on July 18th, 2024

Plot Beats

  • Chronicles the brutal and corrupt world of gladiatorial games in Ancient Rome
  • Explores the darker side of Roman entertainment, focusing on the spectacle and the politics involved
  • Follows a diverse ensemble of characters from different parts of the Roman Empire
  • Tackles themes of sports, politics, and power dynamics in ancient society

Cast and Crew

  • Cast:
  • Anthony Hopkins as Emperor Vespasian
  • Dimitri Leonidas as Scorpus
  • Jojo Macari
  • Gabriella Pession
  • Iwan Rheon
  • Sara Martins-Court
  • Moe Hashim
  • David Wurawa
  • Tom Hughes
  • Lara Wolf
  • Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson
  • Rupert Penry-Jones
  • Angeliqa Devi
  • Directors:
  • Roland Emmerich
  • Marco Kreuzpaintner
  • Screenwriters:
  • Robert Rodat
  • Jill Robi

Buzz and Highlights

“Those About To Die” stands out for its exploration of the lesser-known aspects of ancient Roman culture, particularly the business and spectacle of gladiatorial combat. With a narrative that intersects sports, politics, and dynastic struggles, the series promises a fresh perspective on the ancient world.

Production Notes

The series is based on Daniel P. Mannix’s classic novel and was created and developed by Robert Rodat, known for “Falling Skies.” Episodes are directed by Roland Emmerich, a filmmaker renowned for his epic storytelling in films like “Independence Day” and “The Day After Tomorrow.” The show was shot at the historic Cinecittà studio in Rome, adding authenticity to its setting.

Closing Credits

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“Those About To Die” will begin streaming on Peacock on July 18th, 2024. Mark your calendars for this epic drama that promises to deliver both action and a deep dive into the darker corners of ancient Roman society.

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