12 x 1 hour
From the producers of America The Story of Us™ comes an epic tale – the story of a superhero: us. Visceral, surprising and dangerous, the series draws on the style of action movies, dramatizing key turning points in the story of mankind, stepping stones in our journey from hunter-gatherer to global citizen. The drama sequences have been shot on location in South Africa, China and Morocco, using feature film crews. These scenes are embellished and complemented by imaginative computer graphic sequences illustrating the building of the Pyramids, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. Each episode shows how mankind’s progress has been shaped by forces beyond our control. In addition, Mankind explores the connections between rising civilizations, analyzing how some ideas take hold and spread across boundaries, changing the lives of people in different parts of the world. A rich, interwoven narrative that’s both very accessible and truly global, Mankind The Story of All of Us promises to be one of the most ambitious series in television history.