Origins is the epic new series from National Geographic Television. It aims to tell the story of the most compelling mystery of all: how modern day humankind took shape. Jellyfish are proud to announce they were awarded all the VFX for this ambitious new series. Shot on location in South Africa the series is in full production at our Soho offices with shots ramping up in early 2017.
Bringing to TV for the first time the tone and sensibility of pioneering digital storyteller Melodysheep, this series zeroes in on pivotal moments throughout the history of humanity. Jason Silva (Brain Games) has been tapped as our guide and time traveller as we step back through the twists and turns of human evolution. Moving back in time, each episode starts in the present day and finishes when we arrive at the beginning, the origin of the story. The series will focus on the influence key elements – fire, tools, transportation – have had on history and the world. For Asylum Entertainment, executive producers are Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch, and Ryann Lauckner. Melodysheep is executive producer. Blacklist writers Evan and Shea Mirzai are executive producers.