Nat Geo Channel Announces New Season of Acclaimed Climate Change Series 'Years of Living Dangerously'

Nat Geo Channel Announces New Season of Acclaimed Climate Change Series 'Years of Living Dangerously'

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 7:00am

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On September 17, the National Geographic Channel and The Years Project announced that the cable channel would be the new home of the Emmy Award-winning documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, which explores the effects of climate change across the planet. The new season will feature Hollywood correspondents such as James Cameron, David Letterman, and Cecily Strong, and will air exclusively on National Geographic Channels in 2016 in 171 countries and 45 languages.

"Years of Living Dangerously is bold, audacious, and has a proven track record. By combining the access and reputation of National Geographic with Hollywood's brightest minds and journalism's heaviest hitters, we plan to create even greater impact with the new season and awaken all of us to the reality of our global situation," said Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Channels. "National Geographic has an unrivaled 127-year history of inspiring people to care about the planet, and this series will carry on that legacy and be supported by the incredible global reach of the National Geographic brand that is unmatched in television today."

The new season will feature executive producers James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as Jack Black, Ty Burrell, Thomas Friedman, Joshua Jackson, David Letterman, Aasif Mandvi, Olivia Munn, Ian Somerhalder, Cecily Strong, and more giving first-person accounts from locations around the world where the effects of climate change are most prevalent. They will cover crucial issues like severe hurricanes, historic droughts, and the rapidly increasing extinction rate of the planet's wildlife.

National Geographic will support this project with all of its global resources, including a comprehensive collection of the society's climate change education resources launched in honor of the series.

"With the unparalleled global reach and inside access of National Geographic, we are going to raise the bar even higher this season and shed light on the catastrophic changes taking place on our planet through the lenses and investigative reporting of top Hollywood influencers," said Joel Bach from The Years Project, also an executive producer on the series. "We're also going to focus much more this season on solutions that individuals, communities, companies and even governments can use to address worldwide climate change."

The series is produced for National Geographic Channel by Years of Living Dangerously LLC.

This news comes following the previous announcement that the National Geographic Society would expand its partnership with 21st Century Fox to create a new media venture called National Geographic Partners, combining the channels with the society's other media assets, including National Geographic magazine. The deal, valued at $725 million, pushes the Society's endowment to more than $1 billion, enabling the organization to nearly double its investment in an array of science, research, and education programs, including the creation of the National Geographic Grosvenor Center for Education.

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