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  • Premiered: 
    May 13, 2018
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  • Network: BBC2
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: science

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Plot Synopsis

In this two-part program, Neanderthal researcher Ella Al-Shamahi enlists the skills of Andy Serkis, the master of performance capture, and a group of experts to investigate Neanderthals. In the first episode, Serkis, Al-Shamahi, and a group of experts create, for the first time ever, a scientifically accurate 3D Neanderthal. In the finale, Al-Shamahi, assisted by Serkis, explores the fate of the Neanderthals, asking why they became extinct and discovering how they live on inside us today. This series, airing with the title NEANDERTHAL, had its U.S. premiere on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10pm on PBS (check local listings).

Other Titles

  • Originally aired in the UK with the title: Neanderthals: Meet Your Ancestors