Starz is teaming up with screenwriter Rod Lurie (The Contender) and Brad Pitt‘s Plan B Entertainment for the post-Civil War drama Monsters of God. Starz has really stepped up to the table with premium competitors HBO and Showtime in creating worthwhile original entertainment, such as Magic City and Da Vinci’s Demons as well as the one that kicked it all off: Spartacus. It’s upcoming collaborations with The Departed‘s William Monahan as well as a series about the Vietnam War, Airborne, also sound very promising.
Monsters of God will take place in 1867 Texas during the Comanche Wars, a period of American history Lurie has spent a long time studying. Also, as a West Point graduate and former Army artillery officer, he certainly has the background to pen such a work. Hit the jump for more on the project and what else Starz has coming down the pike.