Picture Perfect Federation, the company recently created by Patrick Wachsberger and Pascal Breton, is teaming up with Anonymous Content to produce a premium TV show based on Christian Jacq’s “Ramses,” an epic saga of the formidable Ancient Egyptian king and conqueror.
Anonymous Content and Picture Perfect Federation have jointly acquired rights to Jacq’s five international bestselling books following the story of Pharaoh Ramses II, who reigned for 67 years from 1279-1212 B.C. Under the pact, Federation Entertainment and Anonymous Content will hold worldwide distribution rights to the series.
It’s the second series announced by Picture Perfect Federation, a joint venture between Wachsberger’s Picture Perfect Entertainment and Breton’s Federation Entertainment. The banner announced last week that it was developing “Sisi,” a period series about Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
“In an era of such great mythological works as ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings,’ we’re excited about teaming up with Patrick Wachsberger and Anonymous Content to bring together a stellar group of talent and creating this once-in-a-lifetime TV event,” said Breton.
The untitled series, which Wachsberger and Breton discussed during their keynote at MipTV on Tuesday, will shine a spotlight on Ramses, who guided Egypt to the peak of its power and influence.
“Full of magic, myths and legendary lore, Jacq’s series details the extraordinary stories of love, lust, war, and betrayal entrenched in Egyptian history,” said Picture Perfect Federation.
Jacq is a renowned French author who has dedicated his life to Ancient Egypt. His internationally acclaimed Ramses book series is a global bestseller, translated into more than 30 languages, with more than 11 million copies sold around the world.
During today’s keynote at MipTV, Breton and Wachsberger also revealed they were developing a U.S. remake of the hit German series “Bad Banks.”
Aside from his joint venture with Wachsberger, Breton said he was currently producing about 15 shows through the L.A. office of his banner Federation Entertainment. One of them is “The Banker’s Wife,” the series adaptation of Cristina Alger’s book which has Rosamund Pike attached to star. Federation is currently negotiating a deal on the show with a streaming service.