About the Show

Always strike first and always take revenge - Genghis Khan learnt these lessons the hard way during a violent childhood. Son of a murdered father, Genghis grew up in the unforgiving environment of the Mongolian Steppe. But how did an outcast, raised in poverty, come to be the great Khan? Combining live-action footage shot in Mongolia with CGI software used in Lord of the Rings, the recreation of battle scenes is taken to a new level in presenting the story of how Genghis conquered an empire greater than the Roman Empire at its peak. From the ferocious battle for Beijing to the jealous betrayal by his blood brother, Jamuka, Genghis always demanded victory. Almost 700 years after his death, World War II generals were still using his battle plans. But a dark, almost evil reputation also exists, that of a psychopath who killed his brother and ordered the death of his best friend. Is it accurate to remember Genghis as a merciless, brutal butcher?