Shameless producer Company Pictures is making a four-part drama for Channel 4 based on the English Civil War.
Called The Devil’s Whore, the series has been written by Our Friends in the North creator Peter Flannery and has been in development for more than a decade.
The series will tell the story of the Civil War through the eyes of a young woman.
A spokeswoman for the broadcaster said the series was a co-production with an American company, yet to be confirmed.
She said no director or cast were yet on board but filming would begin later this year, with the series due to go out in 2008.