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NEANDERTHAL

Ella Al-Shamahi (presenter) and Nick Wellington (actor).
Courtesy of Rory Mulvey/VIXPIX Films Ltd
Ella Al-Shamahi (presenter) and Nick Wellington (actor).

Airs Wednesdays, Sept. 4 & 11, 2019 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

This two-part series follows Andy Serkis and a group of experts who create a scientifically accurate 3D Neanderthal. See what our ancient ancestors looked like and what would have happened when we met them.

On Episode 1, follow Andy Serkis, the master of performance capture; Ella Al-Shamahi, a rising star in Neanderthal research; and a group of experts who create, for the first time ever, a scientifically accurate 3D Neanderthal.

On Episode 2, join Ella Al-Shamahi, assisted by Hollywood actor Andy Serkis, as she explores the fate of the Neanderthals, asking why they became extinct and discovering how they live on inside us today.

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Produced by VIXPIX Films Limited.