Anthony Hopkins Leads the New Trailer for “Those About to Die”

Anthony Hopkins in
Anthony Hopkins in "Those About to Die"

Those About to Die is the latest historical epic coming to our small screens this summer, and Peacock just gave us a taste of things to come. The new trailer is led by the two-time Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and it takes us to the world gladiators in Ancient Rome.

According to Peacock’s official logline, Those About to Die is “an epic drama set in the corrupt world of the spectacle-driven gladiatorial competition” that explores a side of ancient Rome that we’ve never seen before.

It’s set in the dirty world of entertaining the masses and giving them what they’re craving – blood and sport. Hopkins will lead the cast as Emperor Vespasian, who ruled the Roman Empire for almost three decades and began the construction of the Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Roman Colosseum.

In addition to Hopkins, Those About to Die will also star Iwan Rheon, Sara Martins, Tom Hughes, Jojo Macari, Moe Hashim, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Rupert Penry-Jones, Gabriella Pession, Dimitri Leonidas, Emilio Sakraya, David Wurawa, and Pepe Barroso.

Those About to Die will feature a total of ten episodes, directed by Roland Emmerich and Marco Kreuzpaintner and written by Robert Rodat. It will premiere on Peacock on July 18.