Amazon has announced that they have greenlit a straight-to-series order for a four-hour mini series about Hernan Cortes, a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire. Steven Spielberg, among several others, will executive produce the series. Steven Zaillian is on board to write the series and Javier Bardem will star as Cortes. The series, simply titled Cortes, reveals the legendary conqueror, Hernan Cortes, who led a rebellious expedition to the heart of King Montezuma II’s Aztec empire, connecting two civilizations for the first time and changing the course of history.
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That’s an interesting choice by Amazon considering the financial hit taken by Netflix for two seasons of Marco Polo.