"Hillary" premieres July 2018
Explore the life of Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to conquer Mount Everest.
About the Show
Get a glimpse into the life of Sir Edmund Hillary, best known as the first man to conquer Mount Everest, with this scripted drama. Andrew Munro stars as Hillary, with Dean O'Gorman as his lifelong climbing companion, George Lowe.
Read more about the episodes below.
A Closer Look at "Hillary"
More About the Episodes
Episode 1 (Premieres Monday, July 2)
Ed becomes fascinated with the Himalaya after reading about the range. He hopes to help the war effort, but his father wants him to continue beekeeping. After serving in the air force, he meets George Lowe, his lifelong friend and climbing partner.
Episode 2 (Premieres Monday, July 9)
Ed falls in love with Louise, but is too shy to approach her. He and his hero, mountaineer Eric Shipton, discover a new route up Mt. Everest and hope to be the first to reach the top until they are thwarted by a Swiss expedition.
Episode 3 (Premieres Monday, July 16)
The Swiss expedition fails, and Ed meets a new climbing partner, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who is equally driven to ascend Everest. Together, and with George's support, they seize the opportunity to reach the peak.
Episode 4 (Premieres Monday, July 23)
Ed arrives home to worldwide fame. He marries Louise and returns to beekeeping. When he is offered the chance to join an Antarctica expedition, he must choose between a new adventure and staying behind with his growing family.
Episode 5 (Premieres Monday, July 30)
Ed is homesick and bored with setting up supply bases for the Antarctica expedition. He decides to try for another major achievement: reaching the South Pole himself.
Episode 6 (Premieres Monday, August 6)
After suffering a medical emergency, Ed devotes himself to building schools and hospitals in Nepal. He faces his biggest struggle after a horrible plane crash.