ABC will be airing a new four-hour Ben Hur miniseries. The $22.5 million production hails from Alchemy Television Group and Spain’s Drimtim Entertainment. Steve Shill (Rome) is on board to direct from a script penned by Alan Sharp (Rob Roy). Production is set to begin in May in Spain, Morocco and Canada. Casting is still underway.
The project will be presented by ABC as a limited series. No air date has been set yet.