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Free Solo Filmmakers Team with National Geographic on Four Projects

Following the success of E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s Academy, BAFTA and multiple Emmy award-winning film Free Solo, National Geographic revealed today a diverse lineup of four unscripted projects from the acclaimed storytelling duo as a result of their first-look deal announced in 2019. The dynamic unscripted slate directed by the pair and produced …

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Genius: Aretha Premiere Date and New Trailer

National Geographic and Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, The Color Purple) revealed today during the network’s TCA session the Genius: Aretha premiere date and official trailer, which you can watch below. The Emmy-award-winning anthology series comes from 20th Century Television and Imagine Television. The Genius: Aretha premiere date has been set for Sunday, March 21 at 9/8c, …

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Own the Room Documentary Coming to Disney+

Following the success of the Emmy Award-winning, Sundance and SXSW audience favorite Science Fair, National Geographic Documentary Films and filmmakers Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster are joining forces once again on the feature documentary Own the Room, which will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on March 12. Own the Room chronicles five students from disparate corners …

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Playing with Sharks Documentary Acquired by National Geographic

National Geographic Documentary Films has announced the acquisition of the feature documentary Playing with Sharks, from two-time Emmy-nominated director Sally Aitken, WildBear Entertainment and Dogwoof. The film documents the life of Australian icon, conservationist and filmmaker Valerie Taylor. Called “visually stunning,” “enthralling” and “gorgeous” by critics after its Sundance premiere Friday evening, Playing with Sharks …

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Fauci Documentary Announced by National Geographic

National Geographic Documentary Films announced today a new feature documentary about the nation’s top infectious disease expert and dedicated public servant, Dr. Anthony Fauci, M.D. The documentary is coming from Emmy winners John Hoffman (The Weight of the Nation, Sleepless in America) and Janet Tobias (Unseen Enemy) and Academy Award winner Dan Cogan (Icarus), and …

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The March on Washington Doc Coming to National Geographic and Hulu

National Geographic has announced that The March on Washington: Keepers of the Dream is set to premiere Thursday, February 18, at 10/9c and available next day on Hulu. The timely one-hour documentary special is from National Geographic and The Undefeated, ESPN’s content initiative exploring the intersection of sports, race and culture. The documentary will trace …

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Tony Goldwyn and Daniel Dae Kim to Star in The Hot Zone: Anthrax

National Geographic, with Scott Free Productions and 20th Television, announced today that Tony Goldwyn (King Richard, Scandal, Lovecraft Country) and Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0, Lost, The Good Doctor) will star in The Hot Zone: Anthrax, the next installment of the scripted anthology series. Previously announced, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson will return as executive …

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Genius: Aretha Key Art Revealed on Cynthia Erivo’s Birthday

Today, double Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo marked her birthday by honoring The Queen and unveiling the exclusive key art for National Geographic‘s eight-part limited series, Genius: Aretha. You can view the key art by scrolling down! Erivo will star as the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in the third season of the Emmy award-winning …

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Disney Investor Day Roundup: Disney+, FX, Hulu and Theatrical

The Walt Disney Company revealed the next steps in its global streaming expansion at its 2020 Disney Investor Day, with new details on the future of its direct-to-consumer services Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, a first look at its upcoming international general entertainment content brand, Star, and previews of its slate of all-new content. Bob Chapek, …

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Return to the Moon Series Lands at National Geographic

Fifty years after the Apollo space flights, a new generation at NASA is suiting up for a historic return to the moon. Named after Greek mythology’s goddess of the moon, the Artemis program has trailblazing ambitions: a woman will step on the lunar surface for the first time. In a long-term collaboration with NASA, National …

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The Hot Zone Season 2 Given the Green Light

National Geographic has given the green light to The Hot Zone Season 2, which will focus on the anthrax attacks of 2001. The Hot Zone is the network’s highest-rated scripted series to date. From Touchstone Television and Scott Free Productions, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson return as executive producers and showrunners for The Hot Zone …

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The Right Stuff Release Date and Trailer Revealed

Disney+ has revealed The Right Stuff release date and the official trailer, which you can watch by using the player below. The incredible story of America’s first astronauts begins with a two-episode premiere on Friday, October 9. Based on the bestselling book by Tom Wolfe (buy at Amazon), the eight-episode season is an inspirational look …

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National Geographic’s Shark Beach to Feature Chris Hemsworth

More than three weeks into its 8th annual, biggest and boldest SharkFest ever, National Geographic sinks its teeth into next summer’s SharkFest headliner with the announcement of Shark Beach, featuring global movie star Chris Hemsworth (Avengers and Thor films). Hemsworth, an enthusiastic surfer and renowned environmentalist, is fascinated by the ocean’s top predators for their …

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Sigourney Weaver to Narrate Secrets of the Whales, from Executive Producer James Cameron

National Geographic announced today that Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver (Alien, Avatar, Gorillas in the Mist) will narrate its global television event, Secrets of the Whales, which chronicles the whale way of life and their challenges and triumphs in an ever-changing ocean. Additionally, the network announced that renowned filmmaker and National Geographic …

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National Geographic Fall 2020 Premieres Revealed

The National Geographic Fall 2020 premieres have been revealed. The programming will take you on underwater adventures with Jacques Cousteau to deep in the forests of Tanzania with Jane Goodall. Building upon the 132-year-old legacy of the National Geographic Society, and with the need to protect our planet never more urgent, National Geographic is doubling …

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The Right Stuff Series Previewed by Disney+ at [email protected]

Today, as part of its [email protected] panel for its upcoming original The Right Stuff series, Disney+ released a sneak peek from the service’s first scripted series from National Geographic. Premiering this fall, The Right Stuff series tells the incredible story of America’s first astronauts, the Mercury Seven, during the early days of the U.S. Space …

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Disney+ to Embark on a Journey with the Woodruffs in Rogue Trip

Taking viewers on a globetrotting adventure with ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff and his son Mack, the Disney+ original series Rogue Trip will premiere with all episodes available on Friday, July 24. The six-part show from National Geographic follows the two as they embark on an epic journey to some of the world’s most unexpected …

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SharkFest 2020 Programming to Last Five Weeks

National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD together are airing five full weeks of action-packed shark programming with 17 original premieres and the best shark programming from the networks’ massive library as part of its biggest-ever SharkFest 2020. Showcasing the ocean’s greatest competitors in their natural habitat, the eighth annual event begins Sunday, July 19, on …

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Barkskins Episodes 7 and 8 Photos Revealed

National Geographic has provided us with a look at 28 photos from Barkskins episodes 7 and 8, which will premiere on Monday, June 15 at 9/8c. The eight-part limited series premiered on Monday, May 25. In Barkskins episodes 7 and 8, Cooke and Mother Sabrine embark on a dangerous quest to retrieve the dead priests …

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Barkskins Episodes 5 and 6 Photos Revealed

National Geographic has provided us with a look at over 25 photos from Barkskins episodes 5 and 6, which will premiere on Monday, June 8 at 9/8c. The eight-part limited series premiered on Monday, May 25. In Barkskins episodes 3 and 4, Mathilde (Marcia Gay Harden) recovered from her attack and restored the Inn to …

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