Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Documentary Series Overview (2008)


Introduction

Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire is a TV documentary series aired on the History channel in 2008.

Not to be confused with Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006).

Outline

The 13-episode series starts at the transition period of the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire in the 2nd century BC, and ends with the story of the last Western Roman emperor in the 5th century AD.

Trivia

  • When the series was broadcast on the Discovery Channel as Battle for Rome, from 05 November 2006 onwards, the episodes were broadcast in their chronological order (i.e. Gracchus, then Caesar, then Nero, then as BBC order).
  • During the series, Carthaginian costumes were cut up and turned into those of Germanic warriors.
  • To give the accurate feel of the locations for the six stories, the series was shot in three countries – Bulgaria, Morocco and Tunisia.
  • The series also filmed on Ridley Scott’s Kingdom Of Heaven (2005) set in Morocco. It was used to recreate ancient Jerusalem.

Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Rex Piano … (5 episodes, 2008).
    • Alexander Emmert … (4 episodes, 2008).
    • Nick Gardner … (2 episodes, 2008).
    • Robert H. Gardner … (2 episodes, 2008).
  • Producer(s):
    • Alexander Emmert … producer (13 episodes, 2008).
    • Char Gardner … producer (13 episodes, 2008).
    • Robert H. Gardner … series producer (13 episodes, 2008).
  • Writer(s):
    • Alexander Emmert … (13 episodes, 2008).
    • Carrie Gardner … (head writer) (9 episodes, 2008).
    • Maggie Vandermeer … (writer) (1 episode, 2008).
    • Kate Youngdahl … (writer) (4 episodes, 2008).
    • Steven Zorn … (writer) (3 episodes, 2008).
  • Music:
  • Cinematography:
    • Nick Gardner … (8 episodes, 2008).
    • Mac Kenny … (1 episode, 2008).
  • Editor(s):
    • Jon Race … (4 episodes, 2008).
    • Simonas Slizys … (4 episodes, 2008).
    • Jovita Groblyte … (3 episodes, 2008).
    • Jeremy Morrison … (2 episodes, 2008).
  • Production:
    • Gardner Films.
  • Distributor(s):
    • A+E Networks (2008) (World-wide) (TV).
    • Divisa Home Video (2009) (Spain) (DVD).
    • Polyband (2011) (Germany) (DVD).
  • Release Date: 21 July 2008 to 13 October 2008.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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