ZED

Besieged fortresses, legendary battles 4x52' 4K by Thomas Risch, Stéphane Jacques, Laurent Portes

Synopsis

Built at strategic points, and fitted with impressive fortifications and ingenious systems to counter attacks, fortresses are thought to be impenetrable. And yet, certain skillful warlords have successfully stormed them. How did they manage this?
 
By recounting how some of the most remarkable sieges - in ancient times or in medieval history - played out, this series revisits the construction of these megastructures and reveals the different strategies used to lay or to endure a siege. Thanks to CGI, dramatized scenes, and with the help of key experts, it immerses us in the compelling confrontation between the construction genius of the military strategists and the ingenuity of some exceptional warriors.

Information

Direction: Thomas Risch, Stéphane Jacques, Laurent Portes

Production: ZED for RMC Découverte and CuriosityStream

Delivery: Fall 2020/Winter 2021

Genre: History

Available versions: French, English

Episodes

  • The Daunting Fortress of Richard the Lionheart (completed) 
  • The Siege of La Rochelle, the Fall of the Protestant Bastion (November 2020) 
  • The Siege of Orléans, Joan of Arc's Victory (October 2020)
  • The Siege of Alesia, Caesar's greatest victory (Early 2021)