NBC is going to develop the first green screen drama for primetime television.
The new project will be another re-imagination of Jason and The Argonauts. No news yet on who the slated actors will be. This is actually NBC’s second attempt at the Greek mythological story. In 2000, they aired the Jason and The Argonauts miniseries that starred Jason London and Frank Langella.
“Argonauts” represents NBC’s second stab this decade at the topic. NBC aired the unrelated Robert Halmi miniseries “Jason and the Argonauts,” starring Jason London, Frank Langella and Dennis Hopper, in 2000.
The Greek myth also has drawn interest in the feature world: Zak Penn is writing and producing The Argonauts for 20th Century Fox, while DreamWorks also has a project titled The Argonauts in the works.