In this inaugural episode of WATCHING TROY FALL I lay out my master plan for the podcast serial: a series of “Anticipatory Episodes” followed by eight “Viewing Episodes” (see the ABOUT PAGE for all the details). Then I dive into a quick primer of the BIG 5 background questions that NETFLIX/BBC will have had to get their heads around, before creating TROY: FALL OF A CITY. Was there really a city called Troy? And was there really a Trojan War? And if yes, then who fought in that war? And what was the war really about? And how do we – 3000 years later – know about that war today?