Alexander: The Making of a God is an upcoming docudrama that explores the coming of age & the imperialistic odyssey of Alexander, who nearly cracked the glass ceiling imposed on dreams.
Alexander: The Making of a God is an upcoming Netflix original docudrama that will be of six episodes and star Buck Braithwaite as Alexander, Mido Hamada as King Darius, and Will Stevens as the military genius’ childhood friend cum supposed lover Hephaestion, among others in the Tudum dramatization of his life. Set to premiere on Netflix, the docushow will be available to stream with two initial episodes, January 31, 2024 onward.
The series will mainly feature academic insights, archaeological facts and contemporary accounts, based on ongoing excavations and previous discoveries by Greek archaeologist Calliope Limneos-Papakosta, alongside the depiction of Alexander’s rise through the ranks, from being a warrior prince to a military genius cum ruler. The docuseries will also feature lesser and unknown details about his personal and professional life, with proper evidence.
Prince Alexander had a dream of conquering nations and uniting them under his banner. From a very young age he became well-versed in military matters. Though he was a student of Aristotle in his early teens, at the age of 18, Alexander led a cavalry against the allied Greek states and won the conflict for his father. After his father’s assassination, Alexander helmed the realm his father left behind, with an iron fist.
He was not a tyrant, but he was ruthless and ambitious in his goals. His conquest of the Persian empire, then under Darius III earned him prestige, respect, and most hazardously a deadly sense of cockiness, for he began calling himself King of Asia. His military prowess, massive wealth, and highly skilled and battle-hardened army made it difficult for anyone to stand against him.
His imperialistic forays in Western and Central Asia further consolidated his self-confidence till he faced firm resistance at the borders of the Indus River. After facing extensive mutiny and discontent among his exhausted soldiers, who were tired of campaigning and conquering for years on the road without really settling down.
Bound by his men’s demand, Alexander withdrew from his pursuit of India, and on his journey to Babylon, was speculated to have suddenly taken ill and passed away. He was in his early thirties when he died, leaving behind an empire that extended from Thrace to Egypt, and from Greece to the Indus River.