Zinc’s new label, Atomic Television, headed by Stephen McQuillan has secured its first order with a six-part series for National Geographic.
Defending Europe (6 x 60 mins) will cover over 2,000 years of history, showing how stories and sites played a crucial role in shaping the borders and countries of Europe as we know them today. Each episode of Defending Europe focuses on a different country, taking a deep dive into the critical moments when each nation’s survival was threatened.
Defending Europe will feature big, visually impressive locations that tie into some of the biggest name-recognition moments and characters in European history. From Hitler’s conquest of Europe to Napoleon Bonaparte, the Medieval Kings and Queens, the Roman Empire, and everything in between.
A cast of experts will explore the ingenious engineering of the defensive fortifications, weapons and strategies that were developed in response, following how these tactics adapted over time to counter new threats and technologies. Supported by local specialists, each episode will investigate how these sites kept each country safe, forged and defined its national borders and helped build the character and identity of its people.
Defending Europe was commissioned for National Geographic by Simon Raikes. It is Executive Produced by Stephen McQuillan for Atomic at Zinc Media.
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