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It’s official – Warner Bros. Television is developing a prequel TV series to the 2006 blockbuster 300. Variety was first to report it here. Zack Snyder, who directed and co-wrote the film, is in talks to return as an executive producer and director of the TV adaptation, which aims to expand on the world he created on the big screen.

No release date has been set for the series yet, but with Snyder’s involvement, the studio is hoping to capture the same intense action and visuals that made 300 a hit. The series will take place before the events of the film, and likely focus on a young Leonidas and the early days of Sparta facing off with the Persian army.

No casting has been announced, so it’s unknown if stars like Gerard Butler or Lena Headey will return to reprise their roles. Since it will be a prequel, the series could feature an all-new cast as younger versions of those characters. Warner Bros. has not yet finalized which platform the series will debut on.

The decision to adapt 300 for television stems from the growing demand for recognizable IP in the crowded streaming landscape. With the brand recognition and built-in fanbase of 300, Warner Bros. is hoping the show can draw wide interest across multiple platforms. Time will tell if the risky visual style and heightened violence that defined 300 for the big screen can successfully transfer to the small screen.

There have been mixed feelings about this in socials, and someone on Youtube even said it’s a terrible idea:

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