HBO Max has given a straight-to-series eight episode order for drama “Circe.” The show, based on the Madeline Miller book of the same name, is described as a modern take on the world of Greek mythology told from the powerful feminist perspective of the goddess Circe, who transforms from an awkward nymph to a formidable witch, able to challenge gods, titans, and monsters alike. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver will write and executive produce the adaptation, with Chernin Entertainment producing in partnership with Endeavor Content
“’Circe’ tells an epic story of love, loss, tragedy and immortal conflict, all through the eyes of a fierce female lens,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max. “I’ve been a longtime fan of Rick and Amanda’s work and their ability to simultaneously build epic imaginative worlds while creating emotional dynamic characters. In partnership with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping, we have the dream team to bring ‘Circe’ to life.”
“Circe” joins the other shows that have been ordered to series at HBO Max, including animated “Gremlins” series, “Dune: The Sisterhood,” “Tokyo Vice” starring Ansel Elgort, “Made for Love” starring Cristin Milioti, and the anthology series “Love Life,” the first season of which will star Anna Kendrick.