I had a great time talking to some of the cast members of Peacock’s THOSE ABOUT TO DIE as much as watching the gladiator series.  First stop is Gabriella Pession and Dimitri Leonidas.  Pession plays Antonia, the fierce wife of Rupert Penry-Jones’ Marsus.  Alongside Pession is Leonidas who plays the superstar charioteer Scorpus.

Check out our interview as Pession and Leonidas take you inside the making of “Those About to Die” also starring Anthony Hopkins, Jojo Macari, Iwan Rheon, Sara Martins-Court, Moe Hashim, and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson.

“Those About to Die” premieres on Peacock on July 18th.

Moe Hashim (“Kwame”) is the brave lion killer and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (“Viggo”) is the Norse Man.  Both play gladiators in the new Peacock series THOSE ABOUT TO DIE and both have affecting character arcs that you have to see until the very end.

I spent some time with both actors to talk about their interest and their preparations for their respective roles.