The creator of "The X-Files" and "The Man in the High Castle" Frank Spotnitz is working on his first historical drama – Medici: Masters of Florence. Dustin Hoffman (Harvey's Last Chance) and Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) star in an eight-part drama about the Medici family, their rise to power and their contribution to culture and economy during the Renaissance. This is reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Spotnitz created the show with Nicholas Meyer ("Sommersby"). The series was movieed in Italy for 18 weeks. The movie crew had access to all historical sites, including Palazzo Vecchio and the Duomo Cathedral in Florence.
The Medici, using their wealth, financed artists such as Botticelli and Raphael, and also supported the struggle of the poor class with the nobility, which was revolutionary at that time. “Unfortunately, we live in a time of great economic inequality, and these people, who had their own ambitions, made it possible for the representatives of the common people to realize themselves,” Spotnitz noted.
Shooting the second season of The Man in the High Castle. started two weeks ago. The premiere is expected before the end of this year. The team is preparing a script for the second season of Medici: Masters of Florence, which will begin production in early 2017.
The Topic of Article: Frank Spotnitz directed the Medici drama.