HBO is exploring the possibility of a series about Hernando Cortes.
The project would detail the story of Cortes, who brought about the end of the Aztec empire. Malinche, the Mayan girl who helped him conquer the Aztecs, and Aztec leader Montezuma, who Cortes eventually put into chains, will also figure prominently in the story.
Scorsese is also on board to direct the project. Chris Gerolmo (“Mississippi Burning”) is writing and executive producing.
Laura Bickford (“Traffic”), Rick Yorn and Emma Tillinger Koskoff (“The Departed”) are also executive producing.
Deadline first reported HBO’s “Cortes” project.