Those About to Die: Peacock’s Roman Epic Lets the Deadly Games Begin in New Trailer

Take a look at the latest trailer for Those About to Die and answer this question: Are you not entertained?!

Earlier this spring, Peacock announced a Thursday, July 18, release date for its ancient Roman epic starring Anthony Hopkins (which is not related to Ridley Scott’s 2000 film). And now, the streamer has unveiled a full-length trailer for the historical drama, which will drop all 10 episodes at once when it debuts this summer.

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In the trailer above, Hopkins’ character seeks to protect “our beloved Rome” as he approaches his own death, setting the stage for others to compete in highly dangerous games that will impact the future of the Roman Empire. Per the official logline, Those About to Die “introduces an ensemble of characters from all corners of the Roman Empire who collide at the explosive intersection of sports, politics, and dynasties.”

Hopkins leads a cast that includes Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), Sara Martins (Death in Paradise), Moe Hashim (Ted Lasso) and Tom Hughes (A Discovery of Witches). Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) will direct five episodes and serve as an executive producer; Robert Rodat (Falling Skies) will write the first three episodes, based on the Daniel P. Mannix nonfiction book.

Watch the newest trailer above, scroll down for first-look photos, then hit the comments and tell us if you’ll be watching the show!

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