Carnival Opts For Winston Churchill

UK based Carnival Films plans to take another look at the Edwardian age with a TV drama series based on the early adult years of former British prime minister Winston Churchill.

Carnival, the company that produced the Emmy award winning Downtown Abbey, has optioned Michael Sheldon’s Churchill bio Young Titan, published by Simon & Schuster in March of this year. The aim of the NBCUniversal owned company is to develop a TV series targeting the UK, then take it to the US and other global markets.

Sheldon’s book covers the early adult years of Churchill from 1905 to 1915 when England was at the height of its once powerful empire.