Nat Geo talked up characteristic doc The Cave, Aretha Franklin’s Genius drama and actuality competitors collection Race to the Middle of the Earth right now at TCA.
The Disney-owned broadcaster additionally had a busy day of bulletins with a brand new science collection fronted by Chris Hemsworth, a short-form digital doc collection from Surprise Lady star Gal Gadot and a Life Beneath Zero spin-off main a slew of renewals.
Courteney Monroe, President of Nationwide Geographic International Tv Networks, additionally unveiled a brand new variety scheme to enhance the make-up of behind-the-scenes wildlife filming and gave Deadline an replace on the Scorching Zone follow-up and potential new tasks from the administrators of characteristic doc Free Solo.
Monroe informed Deadline that The Scorching Zone, which starred Julianna Margulies, was the highest-rated scripted within the historical past of the community. Final yr, the community started discussions with producers Fox 21 TV Studios and Scott Free to show the drama, chronicling the Ebola virus outbreak, into an anthology collection. At the moment, Monrose stated, “We’re exhausting at work in improvement on a possible subsequent instalment on that. We’re actively engaged on one thing I’m enthusiastic about.”
Nat Geo’s ‘Race To The Middle Of The Earth’ Guarantees Survival Present-Meets-Motion Movie – TCA
Final yr, the community additionally struck a first-look cope with Free Solo administrators Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin and their firm Little Monster Movies after they gained an Academy Award.
Monroe stated that the pair have been now engaged on follow-up characteristic docs and collection, the primary time that the pair moved into the long-form medium. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin have introduced us some nice concepts. I can’t [announce] something however we’re so excited to proceed that partnership that was fairly fruitful for us,” she stated.
The previous HBO exec additionally unveiled a brand new behind-the-scenes variety scheme. “As the worldwide chief in pure historical past programming, we’re profoundly conscious that there’s a lack of variety within the subject amongst pure historical past manufacturing groups. So in partnership with the Nationwide Geographic Society, we’re launching Discipline Prepared program. It’s a mentorship program designed to offer clear profession path for younger, new numerous expertise who’re focused on working behind the digicam. It will likely be a beacon to manufacturing companions as they appear to rent the following technology of numerous expertise,” she stated.