Discovery has given the green light to Valley of the Kings, a docuseries which goes inside the first major excavation in Egypt in a generation.
Valley Of The Kings takes place at Egypt’s famed burial ground of the pharoahs in a search for the lost tomb of an ancient royal. Led by renowned archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, the crew of more than 100 Egyptian workers are digging in the largely untouched western portion of the valley, where leading archaeologists believe several royal tombs lie hidden. Using cutting edge technology, Discovery says the series takes audiences inside the search for answers in a land full of mystery—the search for the secrets buried in the sand.
“This is what Discovery strives to do every day: bring our audiences to unknown places, resolve longstanding mysteries, while unearthing something new, exciting and sure to be talked about,” says Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual.
Valley of the Kings joins previously announced Taken By the Tiger (working title), which is tied to Discovery’s Project C.A.T. initiative, part of a global effort to double the population of tigers living in the wild by 2022. It’s set to premiere in early 2019.