NBC Developing Jason and the Argonauts


NBC is developing a new take on “Jason and the Argonauts,” which would be produced as the first-ever green-screen drama developed for primetime, reports Variety.

Media Rights Capital is behind “Jason,” which comes from executive producers Josh and Jonas Pate (“Surface”).

“Argonauts” represents NBC’s second stab this decade at the topic. NBC aired the unrelated Robert Halmi miniseries “Jason and the Argonauts,” starring Jason London, Frank Langella and Dennis Hopper, in 2000.

The Greek myth also has drawn interest in the feature world: Zak Penn is writing and producing The Argonauts for 20th Century Fox, while DreamWorks also has a project titled The Argonauts in the works.