The CW have announced that they are developing a series based on Lesley Livingston’s novel “The Valiant”, which focuses on an all-female group of Gladiators.
According to Variety, the series would follow a Celtic princess on the run from an arranged marriage and a sheltered life who is captured and forced into slavery under Julius Caesar. She ends up training among the first wave of female Gladiators to compete in the Colosseum for fame, fortune and, ultimately, her freedom.
The series will be written an exec-produced by Laurie Arent, along with Mart Beth Basile also executive producing. Warner Bros. Television will produce. “The Valiant” will join a growing list of female-led programming on The CW, including “Supergirl” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”.