This morning I caught part of a CBS interview with actor Edward Norton. I didn’t know about this before today, but he and Brad Pitt are developing a ten-part HBO miniseries based on Undaunted Courage, the bestselling account of the Lewis and Clark expedition by Stephen Ambrose. Apparently it’s been in the works for some time. Check out this release from last summer.
I headed over to the Internet Movie Database to see if I could find anything on this project. I didn’t, but I did run across one interesting bit of trivia. It turns out Norton has a B.A. in history from Yale.
Some of the best historical productions of the past few years have been developed for TV, and the miniseries format is perfect for large-scale epics. This ought to be well worth watching.