Originally Posted by Kirialax
While that may be too large of a time frame, a "Harald Hardradr in Byzantium" miniseries could be good, and would offer a lot of opportunity to explore a lot of different locales.
Michael Ennis wrote an excellent novel 15 or so years ago called Byzantium, and it did deal with Harald going to Mikligard, joining the Varangians, and being witness to the court of Empress Zoe and her various paramours. It was in my opinion a very excellent novel and first started me off on my hobby of studying Byzantine History. So I think it would make an excellent mini-series should HBO or even Starrz take it on. The book has just the right mix of characters and storylines that would be perfect for a mini-series. Not to mention sex, which as we all know, would sell the script to a network or preferable cable channel.