Starz is developing a post-Civil War series from "Straw Dogs" writer and director Rod Lurie, the network said Wednesday.
The series, 'Monsters of God," will be set against the Comanche Wars and will follow two powerful ex-cavalry men -- a war-hungry colonel and his seemingly by-the-book executive officer -- as they struggle to maintain order over the men in their command, faced with the challenges of an uncivilized territory and their own inner demons.
Lurie is executive producing the project with his long-time producing partner Marc Frydman through their Battleplan Productions company, with Lurie writing. It's being produced by Starz in conjunction with Plan B Entertainment.
"We could not be more thrilled to team up with Rod Lurie, who not only conducted extensive research but has an incredible track record for bringing political and psychological thrillers to life in a way that we think our viewers will find compelling," Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik said of the project.
Added Lurie, "If you want to make a series that is big, ballsy and epic, you go to Starz.
I am hoping that the show will have enormous scope, but never at the expense of historical accuracy. My fellow producers and I can't wait to take a shot at this."