NBC has ordered an epic 10-part global event series The New World from BBC Studios Natural History Unit, which is set to air in 2024.
The New World will scale across North America, Central America and South America to explore the vast landscapes, remote wilderness and creatures that inhabit the region.
The New World is executive produced by Mike Gunton (Life, Planet Earth II, and Dynasties) for BBC Studios Natural History Unit in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio.
Mike Gunton, Executive Producer of The New World for BBC Studios Natural History Unit said: “The New World will bring an entirely new and intense perspective of this vast, diverse and extraordinary super-continent. For a natural history filmmaker, it has everything – spanning 8,700 miles, poles at each end and the Equator at its heart, it really does stand apart. This is the chance to tell not only a unique story of scale and drama but also of the interconnectivity and fragility of life.”
Julian Hector, Head of BBC Studios Natural History Unit said: “BBC Studios Natural History Unit has built up a global reputation as the pre-eminent producer for wildlife filmmaking and we are absolutely thrilled to be able to tell the stories of The New World to NBCUniversal audiences. Now more than ever, stories that show the extraordinary wonder of nature and its increasing fragility need to be told and this is the most wonderful opportunity to do so.”
“The New World is a massive piece of four-quadrant commercial entertainment that has the capacity to capture the curiosity and minds of millions,” said Paul Telegdy, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “I believe that great storytelling told on a broad scale has the power to produce wide-sweeping cultural change, and this project has all the makings to deliver on that potential.”