Citizen Action Monitor

Explosive climate change documentary series set for US TV release in April

Watch the video trailer here

No 954 Posted by fw, January 16, 2014

“While reviewing the segments for technical accuracy as Chief Science Editor, I’ve been blown away by just how visually and narratively compelling the show is. It is not just going to be a landmark climate change series, it is going to be a landmark television series…. This innovative docu-series is a collaboration between some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and leading national news journalists, who will provide reports of people affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change.”Joe Romm, Climate Progress

To read Joe Romm’s brief but glowing review of the Years of Living Dangerously docu-series, click on the following linked title. Alternatively, below is a slightly abridged and modified version of Joe’s piece, introduced by an embedded 2:20-minute trailer of the series.

Showtime to Launch Landmark Climate TV Series ‘Years Of Living Dangerously’ In April by Joe Romm, Climate Progress, January 13, 2014

Years of Living Dangerously is a ground-breaking SHOWTIME® documentary event series exploring the human impact of climate change. This innovative docu-series is a collaboration between some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and leading national news journalists, who will provide reports of people affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change. The series will be made up of eight one-hour segments and is set to air in 2014 on SHOWTIME (yearsoflivingdangerously.com) (ordershowtime.com/sho/years-of-living-dangerously/home).

This April, Showtime will start airing its ground-breaking climate change TV series on the experiences and personal stories of people whose lives have been touched by climate change. Years Of Living Dangerously is an 8-part series produced by the legendary storytellers and film-makers James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Weintraub -– together with three former 60 Minutes producers who have 18 Emmys between them.

While reviewing the segments for technical accuracy as Chief Science Editor, I’ve been blown away by just how visually and narratively compelling the show is. It is not just going to be a landmark climate change series, it is going to be a landmark television series, like Ken Burns’ The Civil War.

You are going to want to subscribe to Showtime for this one, as I’m confident it’s what everyone is going to be talking about from April to June.

Nothing like this 8-part series has ever been put on TV before, a collaboration between the amazing storytellers mentioned above and top-flight journalists (like Chris Hayes, Lesley Stahl, and Tom Friedman) and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars (like Matt Damon, Ian Somerholder, Don Cheadle, Olivia Munn, and Harrison Ford). They provide gripping reports of people affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change.

As readers know, climate change is happening right here, right now — in America and around the world. It is the biggest story of our time, and it needs a big platform to tell it.

So, this April, when Showtime introduces its climate change documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously,” whose high-profile producers include James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Weintraub, the network will schedule it for Sunday nights. “It deserves the big platform,” Mr. Nevins said. “You’re not sending quite the same signal if you put it on Friday or Monday or Tuesday.”

Years Of Living Dangerously is going to be a very big show.

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