Discovery en Espanol to unleash “Apocalipsis Maya”

The three-part series, premiering on December 4, will explore the myths and realities surrounding the Mayan calendar and its prophecies. (Pictured: cinematographer Lorenzo Hagerman, left, and director Graham Townsley)
November 23, 2011

Discovery en Español is examining the myths and realities of the Mayan calendar and its prophecies in a three-part series, Apocalipsis Maya, premiering December 4.

The mini-series, directed by Graham Townsley and narrated by Mexican actress Diana Bracho, was filmed in Guatemala, Mexico and the United States and will feature interviews with contemporary Mayan priests and pre-eminent archeologists which will discuss what the Mayas truly believed.

As well, Apocalipsis Maya will pay visits to small communities in the U.S. that are currently preparing for a 2012 doomsday scenario.

The mini-series will also include recreations featuring a large cast of actors and extras.

Apocalipsis Maya is an original production by Discovery en Español under the direction of Michela Giorelli and Rafael Rodríguez, in association with Shining Red Productions, under director and producer Graham Townsley.

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