Blink Films is producing a new six-part series for Travel Channel (US) and Channel 5 (UK) in which leading Egyptologists, archaeologists and forensic investigators decipher the stories of some of the world’s most famous and enigmatic mummies.

Mummy Mysteries (6X60’ for Travel Channel, aka Mummies Unwrapped for Channel 5) follows a team of experts from across the world using cutting edge science, new historical breakthroughs and modern criminological techniques, in a search for the means, motives and opportunities that led to the deaths of six of Ancient Egypt’s most important royals.

Each episode concentrates on a single 3,000-year-old embalmed body; from the disfigured remains of Tutankhamun’s mother, to the so called ‘Screaming Mummy’ and a potential Pharaoh found amongst the bizarre exhibits of a Niagara Falls oddities museum. The expertly mummified remains contain clues frozen in time – from virulent ancient diseases to evidence of royal torture, agonising punishments to supernatural curses.

Justine Kershaw, Creative Director of Blink Films says: “Mummies hold a fascinating appeal for people all over the world – both their physical remains and the stories behind them. Mummy Mysteries will tell the gripping, eye-opening tales of some of the most famous embalmed bodies of all time, uncovering new facts and insights into the lives of the Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt.”

Mummy Mysteries / Mummies Unwrapped is a Blink Films production for Travel Channel and Channel 5. The Executive Producers are Andra Heritage & Justine Kershaw, the Series Editor is Michael Douglas and the series is filmed and directed by Joseph Cunningham & Jess Reid. It was commissioned for Channel 5 by Commissioning Editor factual Lucy Willis.

Blink Films, a Tin Roof Media company, has recently been commissioned to produce Meet The Chimps, a six-part Natural History series for Disney+, Unforgotten, a three-hour social history series for BBC2, Dog Tales and Cat Tales for PBS/NOVA and is currently in production on a range of projects for broadcasters including a three-part major Specialist Factual Series for National Geographic Channel, a 10-part series for Smithsonian Channel, and a three-part series for Channel 4.

Staff Reporter

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