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Video: New Series Tells The Story of the Discovery of Tutankhamon's Tomb

Directed by Hannibal Rising's Peter Webber and starring Max Irons and Sam Neil, Tutankhamon chronicles the story of Archeologist Howard Carter's discovery of the boy king's tomb.

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Hannibal Rising Director Peter Webber is directing ITV's upcoming miniseries Tutankhamon, reports Digital Spy. 

Don't let the title fool you, this isn't going to be some ancient Egyptian version of Game of Thrones. The series actually follows the story of archeologist Howard Carter's discovery of the boy king's tomb. Carter's career as an archeologist is brought back on track after being hired by aristocrat Lord Carnarvon to find the Tutankhamon's tomb. 

The series stars Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Peaky Blinders), who plays Carnarvon and Max Irons (The Host, White Queen) who takes on the role of Carter, and is written by Guy Burt. Filming takes place in South Africa.