Netflix Sets ‘Apollo 13: Survival’ and ‘Mysteries of the Terracotta Warriors’ Docs for 2024

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Apollo 13 Survival And Mysteries Of The Terracotta Warriors Netflix Docs

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Netflix has an expansive array of new documentaries set to release on the service throughout 2024, and below, we can confirm two new documentary feature projects. 

The documentaries weren’t included in the initial 2024 movie and documentary lineup revealed on February 1st, 2024, but have been included since. These are two of four late additions to Netflix’s 2024 movie lineup. The others are Secrets of the Neanderthals, a historical doc narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart, and Vampires of Gem City, directed by Joshua Rofé.

Let’s run through the two new docs now:

Apollo 13: Survival 

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A story well-told by other documentaries and even feature films before will be getting retold by Netflix in 2024. It comes from director Peter Middleton, perhaps best known for his 2021 documentary The Real Charlie Chaplin, released in 2021.

Here’s the official logline for the new doc, which has a runtime of 96 minutes:

“Just nine months after Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, NASA faced its greatest crisis – three astronauts stranded halfway to the moon on a spacecraft that had suffered a catastrophic explosion.”

Insight Film produces the doc in association with FEE FIE FOE. It’s produced by Clive Patterson and Hugh Davies and described as “a uniquely cinematic re-telling of one of the great survival stories in human history.”

Per the production company, the documentary will be told with rare access to the complete audio recordings of the Apollo 13 mission in addition to never-before-seen film from the NASA archives.

Insight Film Fee Fie Foe Apollo 13 Survival

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Mysteries of the Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Warriors

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Coming from the same team behind Netflix’s Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb (released in October 2020) comes a new archeology documentary that explores “Emperor Qin’s extraordinary tomb in China.”

Documentary director James Tovell will return from Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb to direct this entry with other credits, including I Am Killer, Earth, and Cradle to Grave.

Lion TV is behind the feature documentary, the same team that worked on Netflix’s Alexander: The Making of a God, plus other docs and dramas, including Saving Venice, Horrible Histories, and the Arctic From Above. Richard Bradley is an executive producer on the documentary.

Will you be checking out these two documentaries when they land on Netflix sometime in 2024? Let us know in the comments.

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