"HBO Max is ready to explore Greek mythology. The forthcoming streaming service has handed out an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for Circe, a modern take on the world of Greek mythology based on Madeline Miller's best-seller of the same name.

Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World) will write and executive produce the drama, which hails from Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content.

Circe is told from the powerful feminist perspective of the titular goddess, who transforms from an awkward nymph to a formidable witch, able to challenge gods, titans and monsters alike.

WarnerMedia-backed HBO Max will launch in beta in late 2019, with scripted and original programming not expected to roll out until 2020."

"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned."