• Publication date: January 29, 2014

City of Ember

As mankind nears extinction, ‘Builders’ create the ‘City of Ember’ to house surviving humanity for 200 years, until it is safe to return to the Earth’s surface. Only over time the knowledge of the secret box that holds the instructions on how and when to make the return is lost…

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2008

MBC 2:

April 5, 2017 16:30 (KSA) ~ April 5, 2017 15:30 (CLT)

As mankind nears extinction, ‘Builders’ create the ‘City of Ember’ to house surviving humanity for 200 years, until it is safe to return to the Earth’s surface. Only over time and happenings the knowledge of the secret box that holds the instructions on how and when to make the return is lost. Now as rations start running scarce and sentiments low, it seems it’s up to two brave souls to lead the way to light…


  • Saoirse Ronan as Lina Mayfleet
  • Harry Treadway as Doon Harrow
  • Bill Murray as Mayor Cole
  • Martin Landau as Sul
  • Mary Kay Place as Mrs. Murdo
  • Toby Jones as Barton Snode
  • Tim Robbins as Loris ‘Barrow’ Harrow
  • Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Clary Lane

Directed by: Gil Kenan

Rating:  PG for mild peril and some thematic elements