“All the king’s horses and all the king’s men” is the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about historicals and period drama. However, Nikkhil Advani, the showrunner of “The Empire”, has revealed that the upcoming series is also about women and how they manipulate the destinies of the kings and emperors.
“The Empire” is a fiction saga of a warrior-turned-king based on books by Alex Rutherford, a pen name of two authors, Diana Preston and her husband Michael Preston. They are known for the six-book historical fiction series Empire of the Moghul.
Talking about making a show centering around the first Mughal emperor in India who ruled between 1526-1530 AD, Nikkhil told IANS: “The first book, which is Alex Rutherford’s book, is about Babur and then it traces the entire empire in the six books. We have just stuck to the book.