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AIRDATE: Tutankhamun mini-series starring Sam Neill

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SBS will unearth another drama gem this November with the new international four-part mini-series, Tutankhamun, premiering Wednesday, 2 November at 8.30pm on SBS.

Golden Globe Award nominee Sam Neill (Peaky Blinders, The Tudors) and Max Irons (The White Queen, Woman in Gold), join forces to make one of the most remarkable discoveries in history: the lost tomb of Ancient Egypt’s youngest pharaoh, the boy-king Tutankhamun.

Spread over two decades and set against the great sweep of ochre sands, looming cliffs and baking heat of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the story unfolds with Howard Carter (Irons) fervently leading an expedition, determined to find lost antiquities.

Despite his past failures and doubts from his peers, Carter forms an unlikely alliance with British aristocrat and eccentric risk-taker Lord Carnarvon (Neill), a friendship that brings Carter a change of fortune – including a secret romance with Carnarvon’s beautiful daughter, Evelyn.

After years of searching for Tutankhamun’s tomb amongst corrupt officials and rival digs and against the sweeping backdrop of world war, conflict, murder and revolution, Carter and Carnarvon successfully discover the last resting place of the boy-king in 1921 – against all odds, and at a great personal expense.