This brand new and exclusive to Yesterday (a TV Channel) series documents the deadly ancient assassins.
From Ancient Greece to the frozen North, rulers have always needed their elite troops – men trained to perfection, skilled with a devastating array of weaponry – men who will track down their leader’s enemies and kill them. All assassination teams faced one big problem: getting close enough to kill. No one in the ancient world had sniper rifles. As a result even the most formidable Japanese Ninjas got captured and tortured.
This series brings some of the most dramatic tales of antiquity to life with a mixture of dramatic reconstruction, documentary filming and expert testimony.
Each episode details the intricate complexity of the elite troops who performed the assassination missions and how they worked. It shows what they had to do to achieve elite status, how they could dress, and the weapons they got to use when they completed their first mission.
Ancient Black Ops Series
- Episode 01: Assassins.
- Episode 02: Spartans.
- Episode 03: The Sicarii.
- Episode 04: The Ghost Warriors.
- Episode 05: The Viking Berserkers.
- Episode 06: The Varangian Guard.
- Episode 07: Aztec Eagle Warriors.
- Episode 08: Hawaiian Koa Warriors.
- Episode 09: Ninja.
- Episode 10: The 47 Ronin.
Production & Filming Details
- Chris Lethbridge.
- Kim Hogg.
- Nick Davidson.
- Mik Bakalarz … assistant producer (1 episode, 2014).
- Matthew Barrett … executive producer (1 episode, 2014).
- Tansi Inayat … line producer (1 episode, 2014).
- Chris Lethbridge … producer (1 episode, 2014).
- Justin Rickett … associate producer / producer (unknown episodes).
- Louise Weston … producer (unknown episodes).
- Ned Parker.
- Nik Ammar.
- Stephen J. BRand.
- Jason Shepherd.
- Graham Dean.
- Alistair Kerr.
- World Media Right Productions.
- Release Date: 2014.
- Running time: 43 minutes.
- Rating: TV-PG.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.