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‘Hispaniola’: John Fusco To Write & Ep Christopher Columbus Epic TV Series For Dana Brunetti’s Cavalry Media & UK’s Raw

‘Hispaniola’: John Fusco To Write & Ep Christopher Columbus Epic TV Series For Dana Brunetti’s Cavalry Media & UK’s Raw

Exclusive: Dana Brunetti and Keegan Rosenberger’s Cavalry Media has tapped Marco Polo creator John Fusco to write, executive produce and showrun another drama about a famous explorer, Hispaniola, a historical epic series based on the Hans Koning book Columbus: His Enterprise: Exploding the Myth.

Hispaniola, on which Cavalry has partnered with UK production house Raw, was the first TV project announced by the company after its launch last summer.

Hispaniola is envisioned as a premium drama about unchecked power and the madness and brilliance bred by its pursuit. Based on Koning’s 1991 book, published by NYU Press, it will tell the brutal true story of Christopher Columbus and the first Wild West frontier, the tropical Caribbean island of Hispaniola that now encompasses the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Hispaniola is the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas, founded by Columbus on his voyages in 1492 and 1493.

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