Amazon in Talks to Develop Series About Young Moammar Gadhafi’s Rise to Power in Libya

Electronic commerce giant eyeing project about dictator who ruled North African state for decades before he was murdered

Last Updated: April 10, 2018 @ 10:13 AM

Amazon is in talks to develop a TV series based on the life of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap.

The electronic commerce giant is eyeing “Sandstorm,” a TV series about the man who staged a coup and took over the North African state at the age of 29 and then ruled for more than four decades before he was murdered by his citizens in 2011.

“Bloodline” writer and producer Carter Harris will pen the script, with “Clash”s Mohamed Diab set to sit in the director’s chair.

Both will executive produce, along with Tariq Merhab and Nicole Romano under the Anonymous Content and Ali Jaafar and Fadi Ismail for O3 Productions — the banner of MBC Group, the most prominent media company in the Middle East.

In 2011, the Arab Spring revolutionary wave led to a civil war in Libya, with NATO intervening with a military assist to the anti-Gadhafist National Transitional Council (NTC).

The Libyan government was overthrown, and the dictator retreated to Sirte. He was then captured and killed by militants of the NTC.

The series began through the partnership made between Anonymous Content with O3 Productions, with the goal of developing content about the Middle East that will appeal to a global audience.

A rep for Amazon had no comment when reached by TheWrap.

Deadline first reported the news.