Category: TV Drama; BBC TWO
Roly Keating, Controller of BBC TWO, and Jane Tranter, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, today announced that the House of Saddam, a new drama series for BBC TWO, has been commissioned for development.
Focussing on the lives of Saddam's closest family and an elite few, this intimate portrait into the world of Saddam's inner circle charts the rise and fall of one of the world's most terrifying regimes.
The series takes place against the backdrop of the larger tragedy of the Iraqi people, and draws out the story of the Middle East's relationship with the West.
Roly Keating says: "The story of Saddam Hussein's family is one of the key epic dramas of our time.
"It is part of BBC TWO's mission to develop bold, contemporary, fact-based drama which brings current issues to its audience."
Jane Tranter adds: "Alex Holmes' and BBC in-House Drama's credentials are impeccable, and their take on this subject will be illuminating and informative.
"Although this project is very much at the development stage, the ambition is one that chimes well with a bold and confident BBC TWO Drama output."
Written and directed by Alex Holmes (Dunkirk, Coup, Every Time You Look At Me), the House of Saddam is a BBC Drama Series and Serials co-production with the Discovery Channel, USA for BBC TWO.