A press release at Coming Soon heralds the teaming of BET Networks’ new animation unit and Vin Diesel’s One Race Productions to produce Hannibal the Conqueror. “The series will span the life of Hannibal, from his tutelage as a warrior under his father, the king of Carthage, to his history-making invasions of Spain, England and his legendary scaling of the Alps with his army of elephants. He assembled an army from around the world to challenge the Roman Empire and his techniques and plans are still studied today.” For Diesel, the announcement comes following nearly ten years of work trying to develop a live-action film of the historical figure.