Zack Snyder Eyed For ‘300’ Prequel Series At Warner Bros. TV

Warner Bros. Television is developing a prequel series to Zack Snyder‘s iconic film 300, a visceral depiction of ancient warfare based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel. The original 2006 movie, renowned for its stylised violence and innovative visual effects, was directed by Snyder, who is now in talks to helm this new project.


Variety has reported that the project is still in the very early stages, with many key details yet to be determined, including plot specifics and writing assignments. There is also no confirmation on where the series will ultimately find its home, whether on a streaming platform or traditional broadcast. Alongside Snyder, original executive producer Deborah Snyder may join the series under their Stone Quarry banner with Wesley Coller. Original producers from the 300 movie, Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, and Bernie Goldmann, are also in discussions to return for the prequel.

The 300 series will look to expand on the story of King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans as they battle the vast Persian army. The original film starred Gerard Butler as Leonidas, alongside Lena Headey, David Wenham, and Michael Fassbender, and was a major box office success, grossing over US$456 million globally. It was followed by a 2014 sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, which Snyder co-wrote but did not direct. That film, helmed by Noam Murro, also performed well, bringing in over US$337 million worldwide.

This new series aims to delve deeper into the events that precede the epic battles depicted in the original film, potentially exploring earlier conflicts within the Spartan lore. As with Snyder’s films, the series is expected to embrace the same high-intensity action and dramatic storytelling that fans of the franchise expect.


The announcement comes amid news of Snyder’s ongoing involvement with adaptations of his previous works, including a potential project titled Blood and Ashes, which was intended as another sequel to 300 focusing on Alexander the Great. Although this project was not advanced by Warner Bros., Snyder has since regained the rights, raising the possibility of future development.

As 300’s prequel series progresses through its development phase, further details about its narrative and casting are eagerly awaited by fans of the franchise. Warner Bros. Television has not yet announced a release date for the series, but with Snyder potentially at the helm, expectations are high for another striking portrayal of ancient heroism and conflict.