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National Geographic 2020-2021 Slate Announced

National Geographic Global Television Networks President Courteney Monroe today unveiled the National Geographic 2020-2021 slate. National Geographic is planning “to continue its mission to deliver premium storytelling that connects audiences with the world around them, provides escapism, challenges audiences to learn new things, satisfies natural curiosity and inspires new passions.” “People’s understanding of the world …

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The Right Stuff to Premiere on Disney+ This Fall

Disney+ today announced that National Geographic’s original scripted series The Right Stuff will premiere this fall on Disney+. Produced for National Geographic by Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, The Right Stuff is adapted from Tom Wolfe’s iconic, bestselling nonfiction account (buy at Amazon) of the early days of the U.S. space program. The …

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Kingdom of the Mummies First Look

National Geographic has released never-before-seen footage from within ancient Egypt’s first known fully intact funeral home. The footage, which you can watch below, comes from the new, four-part series Kingdom of the Mummies, which is produced for National Geographic by BBC Studios. In conjunction with Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, a team of archaeologists …

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Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Season 2 Kicks Off on June 7

Gordon Ramsay laces his boots, grabs his knives and buckles up as he hits the road again in the second season of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, premiering Sunday, June 7, at 10/9c on National Geographic. The multi-Michelin-star chef and Ironman athlete continues his adventure across the globe in his relentless pursuit of culinary inspiration. The series …

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Barkskins Trailer Previews the National Geographic Series

National Geographic debuted the Barkskins trailer during the NFL Draft on Saturday, April 25 on ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. You can now watch the Barkskins trailer using the player below! Barkskins premieres this Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, at 9/8c and will air with back-to-back episodes for four weeks. The network also announced that …

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National Geographic Announces James Cameron’s Akashinga

National Geographic Documentary Films today announced the new documentary short Akashinga: The Brave Ones. Executive produced by three-time Academy Award winner James Cameron and directed by Maria Wilhelm, executive director of the Avatar Alliance Foundation, the film tells the story of Akashinga, the all-female anti-poaching unit in Zimbabwe that is facing down poachers and saving wildlife. …

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Disney Channels to Commemorate 50th Earth Day with Themed Content

Disney Channel will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 25th anniversary of the Disney Conservation Fund with special interstitials highlighting the animal care and wildlife conservation efforts led by Cast Members at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park beginning Monday, April 20. The channel will also feature a full day of Earth Day …

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Barkskins Limited Series Coming to National Geographic in May

National Geographic announced today its new limited series Barkskins will premiere this Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, at 9/8c with back-to-back episodes over four weeks. Barkskins examines the mysterious massacre of settlers in the vast and unforgiving wilds of 1690s New France that threatens to throw the region into all-out war. Likely suspects abound — the English, the …

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Genius: Aretha Teaser Gives Us a First Look at Erivo as The Queen

National Geographic and Fox 21 Television Studios will release the below, first-look Genius: Aretha teaser during this Sunday’s The Oscars telecast airing on ABC. Cynthia Erivo, a 2020 Academy Award nominee, stars as Aretha Franklin in the third season of the anthology series. Set to perform “Stand Up” live during Hollywood’s biggest night, Erivo is nominated …

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Genius: Aretha to Air Over Four Nights Starting Memorial Day

She was a gospel sensation, outspoken civil rights champion and one of the most gifted singers of her generation. She’s had more than 75 million records sold globally, attained over 112 Billboard hit singles, earned 18 Grammy Awards, performed at three presidential inaugurations and was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & …

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Cosmos: Possible Worlds Trailer and the Companion Book Is Coming

National Geographic‘s Cosmos: Possible Worlds, the third season helmed by Carl Sagan’s collaborator Ann Druyan, will premiere on Monday, March 9, at 8/7c. In its endless quest for knowledge, the newest season features time travel to past eras, revealing unsung scientific heroes who sacrificed everything in the pursuit of scientific revelation. It transports the viewer to a …

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Oscar-Nominated The Cave to Make Broadcast Debut Jan. 25

The Cave, nominated for a 2020 Academy Award, will make its commercial-free broadcast debut on National Geographic Jan. 25 at 9/8c in the U.S., followed by a global rollout across 172 countries and 43 languages. The Cave is available now on the Apple TV app, iTunes and other digital platforms. From two-time Oscar-nominated director Feras Fayyad …

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First Look at Cynthia Erivo as the Queen of Soul in Genius: Aretha

Today, National Geographic and Fox 21 Television Studios released a first look photo of Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy Award-winning Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, The Color Purple) as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, during the Genius: Aretha start of production. “Over the last few months, I’ve been preparing myself to embody the Queen of Soul, from relistening …

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Disney+ Launches in the U.S., Canada and The Netherlands

Disney+, the highly anticipated streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, launched today in the U.S., Canada, and The Netherlands. With nearly 500 films and 7,500 episodes of television from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, Disney+ is the exclusive home for some of the world’s most beloved stories as well as …

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Cosmos: Possible Worlds Premiere Set for March 9, 2020

National Geographic announced today that the 13-episode Cosmos: Possible Worlds will premiere on March 9, 2020. This out-of-this-world trip through space and time will transport viewers across 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution and deep into the future. The next chapter of Cosmos, announced in celebration of what would have been visionary Carl Sagan’s 85th birthday …

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Courtney B. Vance Joins Cynthia Erivo in Genius: Aretha

National Geographic, Imagine Television Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, today announced today that Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) will star opposite the previously-announced Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, Broadway’s The Color Purple) as Aretha Franklin in the next installment of the Emmy-winning global anthology series …

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The Full List of Disney+ Launch Titles Revealed

Disney today revealed all the Disney+ launch titles! You can view the Disney+ launch titles in a more than three-hour video below and we’ve included the titles in list form as well. U.S. residents can sign up early for Disney+ and be among the first to start streaming on November 12 when the service makes …

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Allison Janney to Narrate National Geographic’s Expedition Amelia

National Geographic announced today that Emmy- and Academy Award-winning actress Allison Janney will narrate its upcoming documentary special Expedition Amelia, which premieres Sunday, Oct. 20, at 8/7c. The special will also premiere globally in 172 countries and 43 languages. The special follows National Geographic Explorer-at-Large Dr. Robert Ballard, best known for his 1985 discovery of …

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Cynthia Erivo to Play Aretha Franklin in Genius: Aretha

National Geographic, with Imagine Television Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, announced today that Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy Award-winning Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, Broadway’s The Color Purple) will star as Aretha Franklin in the next installment of the Emmy-winning global anthology series Genius: Aretha. This upcoming season will be the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted …

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Disney+ Announces Six New Series and Showcases Slate at D23 Expo

Disney+ today made its D23 Expo debut with its first-ever showcase presentation (read our live blog), announcing six new series in development and revealing key details about the highly-anticipated streaming service to an enthusiastic audience at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim. The event showcased the sweeping array of talent with in-person and video appearances …

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