Netflix Orders 'Mysteries Of The Terracotta Army' Doc

Netflix has ordered the documentary Mysteries Of The Terracotta Army, which will explore the tomb of China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang, with whom the sculptures depicting his armies were buried in around 210BC.

The 75-minute production will mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the sculptures in 1974 at Xi’an in Shaanxi Province, China. It will be produced by Lion TV, which also produced Pompeii: The New Dig.

The documentary will feature archaeologist Yuan Zhongyi, known as ‘the father of the Terracotta Warriors’, who will reveal new finds to bring the understanding of the famous site up to date.

It will be narrated by Jing Lusi, star of Red Eye and Crazy Rich Asians. Original music will be by Secrets Of The Saqqara Tomb composer Jerry Lane.

It will be directed by Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb director James Tovell and executive produced by Lion’s chief creative officer Richard Bradley. The producer is Nicholas Kertesz, the director of production is Zheng Yi and the co-producer is Ellen Xu.