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  • Origins: The Journey of Humankind (2017– )
  • TV Series | 60 min | Documentary, History
Origins: The Journey of Humankind (2017– )
TV Series | 60 min | Documentary, History

Our primal curiosity has sparked new inventions and revealed the mysteries of the universe. This eight part mini series strives to trace the pivotal innovations that make us modern.
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Writers
Tracy Ann Baines (teleplay by) | Stuart Chait (story by) | Trevor De Silva | Emer Gillespie (teleplay by) & 7 more
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Updated Mar 6, 2017

Release date (First episode)
Mar 6, 2017 (United States)

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81 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
Jason Silva
Self - Host Self - Host   See fewer
8
Mark Monroe
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
5
Greg Kriek
Cory WW1 veteran / Ulrich / Ulrich (German corporal) Cory WW1 veteran / Ulrich / Ulrich (German corporal)   See fewer
3
Chris Fisher
Sapian / Strong Hunter Sapian / Strong Hunter   See fewer
3
Joe Vaz
Bill Levitt / Lanista / Wealthy Merchant Bill Levitt / Lanista / Wealthy Merchant   See fewer
3
Adam Neill
Claudio / Henry Claudio / Henry   See fewer
3
Vere Tindale
Bert (Arthur's Friend) / Hunter / Walter (American Soldier) Bert (Arthur's Friend) / Hunter / Walter (American Soldier)   See fewer
3
John Hedgecoth
Barbarian / Shaman Barbarian / Shaman   See fewer
3
Brian Fagan
Self - Professor Emeritus, UC Santa Barbara Self - Professor Emeritus, UC Santa Barbara   See fewer
3
Amanda Foreman
Self - Author, A World on Fire Self - Author, A World on Fire   See fewer
3
Kai Luke Brummer
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
2
Jamie-Lee Money
Elisabeth Smith / Young Woman Elisabeth Smith / Young Woman   See fewer
2
Loulou Taylor
Female Mate Female Mate   See fewer
2
Bill Bryson
Self - Author, A Short History of Nearly Everything / Self - Author, At Home Self - Author, A Short History of Nearly Everything / Self - Author, At Home   See fewer
2
Nathan Lynn
First Mate / Ryder Office Worker First Mate / Ryder Office Worker   See fewer
2
Dan Hirst
German Sniper German Sniper   See fewer
2
Kiroshan Naidoo
Indian Merchant / Rameez Yousef Indian Merchant / Rameez Yousef   See fewer
2
Liza Scholtz
Bernice Myers / Younger Cave Girl Bernice Myers / Younger Cave Girl   See fewer
2
Zach Ball
Viking Viking   See fewer
2
2
Elodie Venece
Paint Mother / Smelter Beautiful Wife Paint Mother / Smelter Beautiful Wife   See fewer
2
Chad Joyce
Viking King Viking King   See fewer
2
Jeremy Boado
Eunuch 1 / Mongol Soldier 1 Eunuch 1 / Mongol Soldier 1   See fewer
2
Diana Preston
Self - Author, A Higher Form of Killing Self - Author, A Higher Form of Killing   See fewer
2
Francesca Varrie Michel
Female Sapian / Mammoth Woman Female Sapian / Mammoth Woman   See fewer
2
Thomas Goetz
Self - Author, The Remedy / Self - Columnist, Inc. Magazine Self - Author, The Remedy / Self - Columnist, Inc. Magazine   See fewer
2
Steve Larter
Bruce Heezen / Hostile Man Bruce Heezen / Hostile Man   See fewer
2
Sean Cameron Michael
William Tyndale William Tyndale   See fewer
1
Meganne Young
Norma Jean Norma Jean   See fewer
1
Reine Swart
Miss Redding Miss Redding   See fewer
1
Leon Clingman
Paul Galasso Paul Galasso   See fewer
1
Melissa Haiden
Strong Hunter's Mate Strong Hunter's Mate   See fewer
1
Mpilo May
Hunter Hunter   See fewer
1
Alistair Moulton Black
LT. Clarence LT. Clarence   See fewer
1
Dylan Edy
Jeffers Jeffers   See fewer
1
1
Matt Newman
American Major American Major   See fewer
1
Russell Crous
Henry Gunther Henry Gunther   See fewer
1
Dylan Skews
McClure McClure   See fewer
1
Luke Tyler
Kenneth Case Kenneth Case   See fewer
1
Aubrey Shelton
Bishop Howe Bishop Howe   See fewer
1
Cody Mountain
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
1
Kabir Sehgal
Self - Multi-Grammy Award Winner and Author, Coined Self - Multi-Grammy Award Winner and Author, Coined   See fewer
1
Richard Wrangham
Self - Author, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human Self - Author, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human   See fewer
1
Rahul Jandial
Self - Brain Surgeon & Neuroscientist Self - Brain Surgeon & Neuroscientist   See fewer
1
Cassandra Quave
Self - Medical Ethnobotanist Self - Medical Ethnobotanist   See fewer
1
Genevieve Von Petzinger
Self - Paleoanthropologist Self - Paleoanthropologist   See fewer
1
P.W. Singer
Self - Author, Ghost Fleet Self - Author, Ghost Fleet   See fewer
1
Jeff Wisoff
Self - National Ignition Facility Self - National Ignition Facility   See fewer
1
Rameez Nordien
Eyad Ismoil Eyad Ismoil   See fewer
1
Kevin Munnelly
Self - President and CEO Self - President and CEO   See fewer
1
Mark Herrmann
Self - Director, National Ignition Facility Self - Director, National Ignition Facility   See fewer
1
Stu Richards
Self - Author and Historian Self - Author and Historian   See fewer
1
Devin Leake
Self - V.P. Research and Development Self - V.P. Research and Development   See fewer
1
Margaret Helzer
Self - Paleoethnobotanist Self - Paleoethnobotanist   See fewer
1
Alexander Rose
Self - Author, Men of War Self - Author, Men of War   See fewer
1
Mark Pagel
Self - Author, Wired for Culture: Origin of the Human Social Mind Self - Author, Wired for Culture: Origin of the Human Social Mind   See fewer
1
Tom Standage
Self - Deputy Editor, The Economist Self - Deputy Editor, The Economist   See fewer
1
Vassilis Lambrinoudakis
Self - Professor of Archaeology, University of Athens Self - Professor of Archaeology, University of Athens   See fewer
1
Emma Olsen
Paint Woman Paint Woman   See fewer
1
Kevin Daly
Self - Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Bucknell University Self - Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Bucknell University   See fewer
1
Scott Thomas
Self - District Archaeologist, Bureau of Land Management Self - District Archaeologist, Bureau of Land Management   See fewer
1
Elizabeth Nickerson
Self - Molecular Biologist Self - Molecular Biologist   See fewer
1
Alexandre Nguyen
Commander Yang / Kubilai Khan High Officer (uncredited) Commander Yang / Kubilai Khan High Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
2
Lee Raviv
Daughter / Hunter Girl (uncredited) Daughter / Hunter Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
2
Matthew Dylan Roberts
Gladiator / Robert Goddard (uncredited) Gladiator / Robert Goddard (uncredited)   See fewer
2
Jazzara Jaslyn
Bar Maid Daphne (uncredited) Bar Maid Daphne (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Jenny Umbhau
Mongol Woman (uncredited) Mongol Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Jack Donoghue
Otzi Son (uncredited) Otzi Son (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Scot Cooper
Henry (uncredited) Henry (uncredited)   See fewer
1
David Cheung
Chinese Son (uncredited) Chinese Son (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Keenan Arrison
Young Smelter (uncredited) Young Smelter (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Dale Jackson
The Legionaire (uncredited) The Legionaire (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Bing Fu
Yap Man (uncredited) Yap Man (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Lily Spangenberg
Gertrude Koch (uncredited) Gertrude Koch (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Ebby Weyime
African Hunter Woman (uncredited) African Hunter Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Brett Williams
Sextus (uncredited) Sextus (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Richard Wright-Firth
Soot Covered Man (uncredited) Soot Covered Man (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Anna Capraro
Emma Kôch (uncredited) Emma Kôch (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Alexander Tops
Young Man (uncredited) Young Man (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Lee Roodt
Changal Gal (uncredited) Changal Gal (uncredited)   See fewer
1
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