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Alexander: The Making of a God

Alexander: The Making of a God

An epic new six-part historical documentary series for Netflix.

Alexander: The Making of a God is an stunning new six-part drama documentary series for Netflix created by Lucy Beek and co-produced with Tailfeather Productions that reveals the extraordinary life of Alexander the Great through his radical transformation from warrior prince to living god. The series explores his rise as an exiled young man into his obsession with defeating the mighty Persian Emperor Darius that led him to conquer the known world in just under six years. Alexander the Great's fascinating story is told through stunning drama intertwined with expert academic insight, ground-breaking archaeology and ongoing excavations at the archaeological site in Alexandria, Egypt led by Calliope Limneos-Papakosta.

Alexander: The Making of a God , a co-production between Tailfeather Productions and Lion TV, is Executive Produced by the shows creator Lucy van Beek (“China Megatomb Revealed”, ” Stephen Hawking’s “The Search for a New Earth”, “Britain from Above”) for Tailfeather Productions, and Nick Catliff (“Rebuilding The World Trade Centre”, “RAF 100 with Ewan McGregor”, “America Revealed”). The Showrunner is Tony Mitchell (The Bible, AD, Primeval, Supervolcano).

Buck Braithwaite plays Alexander with Mido Hamada playing King Darius.   

The series also features the ongoing excavations being undertaken by Calliope Limneos-Papakosta at her archaeological site in Alexandria, Egypt.

The series premieres globally on Netflix on January 31, 2024.



TX Date:

January 2024

  • Director/s: Hugh Ballantyne, Stuart Elliot, Mike Slee
  • Show Runner: Tony Mitchell
  • Executive Prodcuer/s: Lucy van Beek, Nick Catliff