The HISTORY channel launches a new series in 8 episodes COLOSSEUM

The HISTORY® Channel will debut “Colosseum,” a new premium documentary series starting Sunday, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The eight-part series brings the rise and fall of the Roman Empire to life through the lens of one of the most exhilarating and brutal arenas in human history – the Colosseum.

From the savage truth of a gladiator’s life as a slave-warrior to the fascinating ways the emperors of Rome used the vast amphitheater to demonstrate their total might, “Colosseum” gives viewers a unique and personal look at the most iconic empire in history. Each episode identifies one of eight key and diverse characters – all based on real people from the story. Spanning several hundred years, the series unfolds chronologically, from the stunning arena scene OPENING DAY until his very last matches.

“Colosseum” uses dramatic live-action sequences and special effects to infuse excitement into each historical figure’s personal narrative. The premium series features commentary with leading experts, world-renowned scholars and more.

“Colosseum” is produced for The HISTORY® Channel by October Films and Motion. Jim Greayer is the showrunner of October Films. October Films executive producers are Jos Cushing, Chris Muckle and Matt Robins.

The series producer is Johanna Woodford Gibbon. Motion’s executive producers are Richard Foster and Chet Fenster. Eli Lehrer, Mary E. Donahue, Mike Stiller and Brooke Townsend are executive producers of The HISTORY® Channel.

Watch the series promo here: