Hardcash, the indie behind the multi-award winning Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag, is to produce Outbreak: the Truth About Coronavirus (W/T) for ITV.

Hardcash Productions is making a 90-minute feature-length documentary filmed across four continents that tells the dramatic story of how the greatest pandemic of the past hundred years swept across the world.

The film focuses on how the Coronavirus pandemic broke out and how it spread, exploring the science, the politics and the stories of the victims.

Following the trail of the virus from China to Italy, the UK, USA and Brazil, it explores how the pandemic was and remains potentially within our control, and how the decisions that the World Health Organisation, governments, and public health officials take shape its course.

The film features testimony from experts and victims to provide a vivid insight into how the suffering unleashed by Covid-19 has bound the citizens of the globe uniquely together while their leaders have struggled to unite in common cause to stop its spread.

ITV’s Controller of Current Affairs, Tom Giles said: “The team behind the award-winning Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag will bring the same tenacity, bravery and storytelling power to this extraordinary once-in-a-generation global story. It will provide ITV viewers with a remarkable insight into how this virus came to shape and touch all our lives.”

Executive Producer for Hardcash, David Henshaw, said: “Filmed across four continents, Outbreak is by some way the most ambitious project undertaken by Hardcash in thirty years – and probably the most important.”


Jon Creamer

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