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Is there any TV show (not documentary) which represents Alexander The Great's life, from his early beginnings to his successful military campaigns and then the state of Greece after his death?

I'm looking for something similar to Spartacus or The Vikings.

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Before and after what, exactly? –  Andrew Thompson Mar 21 at 8:52
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@AndrewThompson Good point. It sounds like the question bypasses Alexander's life completely and only wants to know what happened before him and after him. "Alexander The Great's life (Before and After)." Strange wording. –  Meat Trademark Mar 21 at 9:10
    
:) No sorry. I meant, how exactly Alexander became what he was. In which circumcantense. I have read about him in Wikipedia. And after means, what happened to his kingdome after his death. –  Jai Mar 21 at 9:28

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There's a Wikipedia article detailing all media references to Alexander the Great.

Focussing specifically on TV shows gives:

Alexander the Great (1968), TV series pilot, starring William Shatner as Alexander, directed by Phil Karlson. Alexander Senki (1997)

Alexander Senki, Anime / TV series, starring Toshihiko Seki as Alexander, directed by Yoshinori Kanemori, and with character designs by Peter Chung (of Aeon Flux fame). It was based on the novel Alexander Senki by Hiroshi Aramata. Also known as Alexander (International: English title); Reign: The Conqueror (USA). The series (US version, Reign: The Conqueror) debuted on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block variety show in 2003.

All the other examples only feature him in a single episode. The first series listed above obviously never took off (since it's just a pilot) and the animated show is an example of one of the many shows listed on the Wikipedia page that are only loosely based on him.

So ultimately, the answer to your question appears to be no, there are no TV shows representing Alexander's life.

Well... not yet anyway!

A quick look at this article (and several others like it) suggest one is on its way:

Michael Hirst, the writer behind The Tudors and the History Channel’s upcoming Vikings series, has signed on to pen the script to Alexander, a new limited series on the life of Macedonian commander Alexander the Great, which is being co-produced by Germany’s ZDF Enterprises, Beta Film and Gruppe 5 Filmproduktion.

Gruppe 5 managing partner Uwe Kersken, who initiated the project, will work closely with Hirst on finalizing the concept and first scripts for the production, which the companies say will run 8 to 12 one-hour episodes. The plan is to have a three-season run for Alexander with shooting set to start in 2014.

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Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water... You again. Damn. I thought I was doing well until SUPERMAN showed up. ;) –  Meat Trademark Mar 21 at 8:47
    
And +1 for you even though I'm shootin' myself in the foot. –  Meat Trademark Mar 21 at 8:48
    
You're very kind lol :) +1 back. Pretty much same answer, from same page, at same time. It happens! –  Andrew Martin Mar 21 at 8:49
    
@MeatTrademark Haha, at least you work your way to the Sportsmanship badge. ;-) (I'd say once we have our own Jon Skeet, the site might be ready for promotion). –  Sonny Burnett Mar 21 at 9:53

There was an Alexander The Great TV pilot that aired 26 January 1968 starring (and I'm not making this up) William Shatner and Adam West. Yes, Captain Kirk and Batman. Since then there have been a few series and mini-series that cover some of his life, but they are generally focusing on other aspects of history.

From the wikipedia link above:

Alexander Senki (1997)Alexander Senki, Anime / TV series, starring Toshihiko Seki as Alexander, directed by Yoshinori Kanemori, and with character designs by Peter Chung (of Aeon Flux fame). It was based on the novel Alexander Senki by Hiroshi Aramata. Also known as Alexander (International: English title); Reign: The Conqueror (USA). The series (US version, Reign: The Conqueror) debuted on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block variety show in 2003.

The middle episodes of Chanakya (TV series), a 1991 Indian TV series, depicts Alexander's invasion of north-western India, his death and the rebellion led by native Indian kingdoms under the leadership of Chandragupta Maurya against Alexander's successors in India.

The 1996 miniseries Gulliver's Travels, starring Ted Danson, featured a visit from Alexander the Great.

In the Smallville season 1 episode "Rogue", Lex Luthor shows Clark Kent the armor that Alexander the Great wore in battle. The breastplate is gold, with red and blue diamonds (the colors that represent Superman), and a snake shaped like the letter S. In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1998), mini-series, hosted by Michael Wood, directed by David Wallace.

In the miniseries Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters, Alexander the Great was the main villain in the Capsule Monster World.

Alexander was occasionally featured on Histeria!, depicted as a somewhat egotistical man who liked to make it clear that "I'm great! Ha ha!" The first episode to feature him was "Really Really Oldies But Goodies", which featured a sketch about his habit of naming cities after himself, which leads to a scene where World's Oldest Woman gives Toast multiple directions to different cities called Alexandria. In "A Blast in the Past", Alexander consults Sigmund Freud about his past, fretting about the fact that his father always considered him "pretty good" rather than "great". Finally, in "When Time Collides!", Alexander is shown as the reigning champion on a Jeopardy! parody, because all of the correct responses to the answers are centered around him. He even finds a way to win when Charity Bazaar gives the correct response.

The second season of Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior, which features computer simulated battles between historical warriors, pitted Alexander the Great (portrayed by Jason Faunt) against Attila the Hun, with Attila emerging victorious, with 59.6% of the wins.

In Fate/Zero a Japanese anime by Type-Moon, Alexander the Great was one of the participating servants in the Holy Grail War.

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