From the producers of America: The Story of Us comes the epic tale of the rise of civilization. Mankind: The Story of All of Us, a 12-hour series, spans the first flourishing of life in Mesopotamia through the discovery of America, capturing the danger, action, struggle, heroism, and adrenaline using groundbreaking techniques.
From Jamestown to Plymouth, early settlers fight for survival. Tobacco sows the seeds of opportunity, and the north becomes a powerhouse of trade. Tension, taxation, and resistance explode into war as the rebels take on the might of the British Empire. Washington's army is near defeat, but new weapons and battle tactics turn the tide. Forged through revolution, a new nation is born. Follow the men and women who pushed innovation and ingenuity to the...
Trailblazing pioneers set out to conquer the west, but find the land already claimed. Wagon trains meet hardship on the road to California's gold. The steamboat ushers in a new era of commerce, industry, and unprecedented wealth. In the south, cotton is king but slavery fuels a growing divide. Violence flares across the territories and the election of Lincoln is a harbinger of war.
The Civil War rages. The formidable Confederate army cannot match the Union's mastery of technology as railroads, supply lines, and the telegram become new weapons in a modern war. The transcontinental railroad unites the nation and transforms the heartland. Farmers settle the continent as their cattle replace wild buffalo as king of the plains. The cowboy becomes a new American icon. Viewers will be immersed in each moment as it happens.
America becomes a global superpower; the economy and population boom. In the jet age and the space age, pioneers conquer new frontiers and run headlong into Cold War. The Challenger disaster and 9/11 are tragedies that try the nation's spirit. From the television to the credit card and the personal computer, technology drives America into the 21st century. Now viewers can get immersed in each moment as it happens.
Boom turns to bust when the stock market crashes. The Great Depression and the dust bowl blanket the nation in darkness. Roosevelt's New Deal signals recovery. Hope for the American future collides with world conflict as the attack on Pearl Harbor brings war. American innovation and manufacturing power invigorate the Allies in Europe. In the Pacific, the ultimate piece of technology ends the war; a new global superpower takes the stage.
Focuses on how events small and large are intrinsically linked to the exploration and innovation, leading Americans from the frontier to 21st century cities, from the Mississippi to the moon, from Jamestown to 9/11, up to present day. Moving through time and space linking key events, people, and locations, capturing the vast sweep of American history, and bringing viewers on a journey through the forces that shaped the destiny of America.
Acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and award-winning producer Jane Root present a cinematic event series hosted by Will Smith and featuring the only people who have left Earth behind: astronauts. Experience an epic tour-de-force around the globe and into space, revealing the extraordinary forces that make our planet function and allow life to thrive.
"Africa's Great Civilizations In his six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing, and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only...