News Game of Thrones Creators Unveil Netflix Series "Death by Lightning" Starring Matthew Macfadyen and Michael Shannon
Game of Thrones Creators Unveil Netflix Series "Death by Lightning" Starring Matthew Macfadyen and Michael Shannon
The creators of the legendary Game of Thrones, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, are set to captivate audiences once again with a new
Netflix drama series titled 'Death by Lightning.' Starring Matthew Macfadyen and Michael Shannon, renowned for their roles in Succession and Man of Steel, respectively, this historical drama promises to bring to life the compelling and stranger-than-fiction true story of U.S. President James Garfield and his tragic assassination. Let's explore the details of this exciting project. 👇 The Stellar Cast
Emmy-winning actor Matthew Macfadyen, celebrated for his portrayal of the scheming Tom in Succession, has chosen his next significant TV venture. Joining him is Michael Shannon, known for his role in Man of Steel. Together, they'll play pivotal roles in 'Death by Lightning,' delving into the historical narrative of President James Garfield's rise and his untimely demise at the hands of Charles Guiteau, portrayed by Macfadyen.
'Death by Lightning' unfolds as a dramatic retelling of the epic and unconventional true story of James Garfield, the 20th president of the United States. At the center of the narrative is Charles Guiteau, Garfield's fervent admirer, who ultimately becomes the perpetrator of his assassination. The series aims to bring to light the intricacies of this historical event, exploring the complex relationship between the reluctant president and the man who would later take his life.
Source Material and Production Team
Based on the novel 'Destiny of the Republic' by Candice Millard, the series has Mike Makowsky, known for his work on 'Bad Education,' as its creator and showrunner. The talented Matt Ross, acclaimed for directing 'Captain Fantastic,' will helm the project. The collaboration of this stellar cast and accomplished production team suggests a compelling narrative that will resonate with audiences.
Matthew Macfadyen's Career Highlights
Matthew Macfadyen, having earned acclaim and two Emmys for his role in Succession, continues to make strategic choices in his career. Notably, he is set to play a mysterious role in the highly anticipated superhero sequel, Deadpool 3, joining forces with Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman.
Benioff and Weiss: From Thrones to "Death by Lightning"
David Benioff and Dan Weiss, recognized for their monumental success with Game of Thrones, are gearing up for another impactful venture. 'Death by Lightning' is their latest project as showrunners, following their work on the upcoming
Netflix series '3 Body Problem,' an alien invasion sci-fi epic scheduled to premiere on March 21.
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