Martin Freeman, Fremantle-backed indie team on 'Paradise Lost'

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Exclusive: Dancing Ledge Productions developing “biblical Game Of Thrones”.

Fremantle-backed indie Dancing Ledge Productions and Sherlock and The Hobbit star Martin Freeman are in early development on what could become the first ever drama series adaptation of one of the most iconic works in literature: John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost.

Freeman and Dancing Ledge CEO Laurence Bowen are currently discussing the project with writers and broadcasters in the UK and Us.

Freeman has a development deal with the fledgling UK film and TV outfit and is on board the project as an executive producer. His participation as an actor has yet to be decided.

The company has signed up Harry Potter, Gravity and Guardians Of The Galaxy post-house Framestore to produce the VFX.

The Eichmann Show producer Bowen told Screen: “Paradise Lost is like a biblical Games of Thrones transporting the reader into an internecine world of political intrigue and incredible violence. At stake? The
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