According to Deadline, Joseph Fiennes (Camelot, American Horror Story) will be playing a vengeful Nostradamus in a new series put together by Carnival Films (Downton Abbey) and Anonymous Content (True Detective). The hour long drama cleverly entitled, Nostradamus, is by author Michael Boccacino (Charlotte Markham And The House Of Darkling) who developed it in partnership with producer Andrew Crosby (Eureka).
Set in the volatile French Royal Court, the apothecary and self-proclaimed seer demands vengeance against those who murdered his family. But his pleasure-seeking impulses and thirst for revenge run headlong into the treacherous epicenter of social and political life of Renaissance era Europe.
The project is in early development and episode totals and broadcasters have yet to be set.