History Channel visits the Colosseum docuseries with October Films, Motion Content | New

Colosseum retraces several hundred years of the Roman Empire

A+E Networks’ History Channel in the US is preparing Colosseum, a docuseries about the Roman Empire from October Films and Motion Content Group which will launch next month.

The eight-part series brings the Roman Empire to life through the lens of one of the most brutal arenas in human history and was lit last year.

Each episode identifies one of eight key and diverse characters, all based on real people from the story. Spanning several hundred years, the series unfolds chronologically, from the day the arena opened to its very last matches.

Jim Greayer is the showrunner of October Films. Executive producers at October Films head up factual Jos Cushing, American factual Chris Muckle and creative director Matt Robins. The series producer is Johanna Woodford Gibbon.

The executive producers of Motion Content Group are CEO Richard Foster and Head of US Programming Chet Fenster.

The executive producers for The History Channel are Executive Vice President and Head of Programming Eli Lehrer, Senior Vice President of Development and Programming Mary E Donahue, Vice President of Development and Programming Mike Stiller and director of non-fiction development and programming Brooke Townsend.