A&E Networks UK has announced that History’s upcoming 12 part documentary series Mankind The Story Of All Of Us, which is set to premiere on Wednesday November 14th at 10pm, will be narrated by none other than Stephen Fry.
Mankind The Story Of All Of Us is produced by Nutopia and has been described as a cinematic documentary series which explores the history of mankind and how our fight for survival on a harsh brutal planet – in short it is the story of all of us. From the dawning of time, mankind has faced numerous obstacles and made surprising leaps forward. In an epic overview of the human race, this fast-paced story of us is history like viewers have never seen before. Each event has been chosen because it’s a key turning point – a stepping stone in our journey from hunter-gatherer to global citizen. Our story is all about connections – why some ideas take hold and spread around the world and how the lives of people in one part of the world are shaped by events in another.
Speaking of his involvement with Mankind The Story Of All Of Us, Stephen Fry said: “Just when you thought you knew it all, along comes a fantastic series, which throws a whole new and surprising light on the events that shaped our survival on this planet. I’m delighted to be part of such an exciting and epic project that explores through geology, astronomy, meteorology and physics the forces of nature that have shaped the story of mankind.”
Adam MacDonald, Vice-President of Programming for A+E Networks UK, added: “We are delighted that Stephen Fry will be narrating Mankind The Story of All of Us. His intelligent and engaging delivery is a perfect match for the programme’s storytelling. This epic television series will look at the history of the human race through the ages in a way that is highly ambitious in the scale of its cinematic vision and dramatic reconstructions of the most critical events in human history.”
While Jane Root, CEO of Nutopia, added: “Mankind The Story of All of Us will redefine history – the series takes a completely new look at who we are and where we came from. I believe it will fundamentally change the way we view the world forever. Who better to take viewers on this spectacular journey of exploration than the multi-talented Stephen Fry, who has a thirst for knowledge, science and discovery that is infectious and unrivalled.”