The pay cable network has optioned the rights to historian Alison Weir’s biography Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life and its companion novel Captive Queen for the potential series as part of its slate inspired by “extraordinary women of history." "It is the latest in a long line of female focused-period dramas for the network, which has found success with the likes of Outlander, The White Queen and The White Princess," per Deadline. "Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the great heroines of the Middle Ages, born in 1122 and dying in 1204. She was queen of France and England as a result of her marriages to Louis VII of France and Henry II of England and was independently the duchess of Aquitaine." Katherine Hepburn earned an Oscar playing Eleanor of Aquitaine in the 1968 film The Lion in Winter. A Discovery Of Witches writer Susie Conklin will pen the series.