‘Genius 3’ Renewed By Nat Geo, Season 3 Subject Revealed – Upfront

National Geographic has renewed scripted anthology series Genius for a third season and has revealed that iconic literary figure Mary Shelley, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, will be its subject. The network made the announcement at the conclusion of its upfront Wednesday in New York City.
Mary Shelley will follow brilliant physicist Albert Einstein, who was at the center of Season 1, and famous artist Pablo Picasso, who was the…

National Geographic has renewed scripted anthology series Genius for a third season and has revealed that iconic literary figure Mary Shelley, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, will be its subject. The network made the announcement at the conclusion of its upfront Wednesday in New York City. Mary Shelley will follow brilliant physicist Albert Einstein, who was at the center of Season 1, and famous artist Pablo Picasso, who was the…

Nat Geo Orders Two New Docuseries, Acquires ‘Science Fair’ Documentary, More – Upfront

Nat Geo today announced the greenlight of new docuseries Chain of Command about the Secret Service and In Their Own Words, from Tom Jennings. In addition, Nat Geo announced the acquisition of Sundance and SXSW-winning feature documentary Science Fair, new live events Brain Games Live and Yellowstone Live, and two new specials, Mission To The Sun, which will document NASA’s first mission to the sun, and Apollo 50th Anniversary, leading into the 50th anniversary of the…

Nat Geo today announced the greenlight of new docuseries Chain of Command about the Secret Service and In Their Own Words, from Tom Jennings. In addition, Nat Geo announced the acquisition of Sundance and SXSW-winning feature documentary Science Fair, new live events Brain Games Live and Yellowstone Live, and two new specials, Mission To The Sun, which will document NASA’s first mission to the sun, and Apollo 50th Anniversary, leading into the 50th anniversary of the…

Darren Aronofsky Promises ‘One Strange Rock’ Will Blow Your Mind – The Contenders Emmys

Darren Aronofsky signed on to the docuseries One Strange Rock to give viewers a glimpse of planet Earth like they’ve never seen before.
The ten-part National Geographic series, which is produced by Aronofsky and hosted by Will Smith, tells the story of Earth and explores the fragility of Earth and explores how everyone on the planet has something in common, with the help of astronauts who have traveled to outer space.
“I’ve always loved these kinds of portraits of our…

Darren Aronofsky signed on to the docuseries One Strange Rock to give viewers a glimpse of planet Earth like they've never seen before. The ten-part National Geographic series, which is produced by Aronofsky and hosted by Will Smith, tells the story of Earth and explores the fragility of Earth and explores how everyone on the planet has something in common, with the help of astronauts who have traveled to outer space. "I've always loved these kinds of portraits of our…

‘Hidden Figures’ Series In Early Development At Nat Geo

Nat Geo has put in development a potential series inspired by the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures, Deadline has confirmed.
Details are few, as the project is in its early stages. Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping, executive producers of the film, are on board to executive produce the TV project. Nat Geo will also produce.
The Theodore Melfi-directed historical film tells the untold true story of three brilliant African American women working at…

Nat Geo has put in development a potential series inspired by the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures, Deadline has confirmed. Details are few, as the project is in its early stages. Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping, executive producers of the film, are on board to executive produce the TV project. Nat Geo will also produce. The Theodore Melfi-directed historical film tells the untold true story of three brilliant African American women working at…

‘Hidden Figures’ TV Series in the Works at Nat Geo

“Hidden Figures” is moving from the silver screen to the small screen.

Nat Geo is in early development for a TV series inspired by the 2016 film, TheWrap has learned.

The show will tell the story of black female mathematicians who worked for NASA during the Space Race of the 1950s chronicled in Margot Lee Shetterly’s book of the same name.

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Executive producers of the film adaptation Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping of Chernin Entertainment will also executive produce the series, along with National Geographic.

The 2016 movie was based on the same book, and starred Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer, Kirsten Dunst, Kevin Costner and Jim Parsons. “Hidden Figures” earned Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay last year. Spencer was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Dorothy Vaughan.

Variety first reported the news.

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“Hidden Figures” is moving from the silver screen to the small screen.

Nat Geo is in early development for a TV series inspired by the 2016 film, TheWrap has learned.

The show will tell the story of black female mathematicians who worked for NASA during the Space Race of the 1950s chronicled in Margot Lee Shetterly’s book of the same name.

Executive producers of the film adaptation Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping of Chernin Entertainment will also executive produce the series, along with National Geographic.

The 2016 movie was based on the same book, and starred Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer, Kirsten Dunst, Kevin Costner and Jim Parsons. “Hidden Figures” earned Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay last year. Spencer was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Dorothy Vaughan.

Variety first reported the news.

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Katie Couric on Her ‘Prescient’ New Docuseries ‘America Inside Out,’ Political Correctness and #MeToo

With her new six-part NatGeo docuseries “America Inside Out,” Katie Couric tackles head-on some of the issues that have been making headlines around the country — from the march in Charlottesville to anti-Muslim sentiment to the #MeToo movement that is spurring sweeping change across workplaces. “It’s been a tremendous amount of work but really gratifying […]

With her new six-part NatGeo docuseries “America Inside Out,” Katie Couric tackles head-on some of the issues that have been making headlines around the country — from the march in Charlottesville to anti-Muslim sentiment to the #MeToo movement that is spurring sweeping change across workplaces. “It’s been a tremendous amount of work but really gratifying […]

Bradley Whitford, Lamorne Morris, Steve Zahn to Star on Nat Geo’s ‘Valley of the Boom’ Miniseries

Nat Geo has cast Bradley Whitford, Lamorne Morris and Steve Zahn as the stars of its six-part limited series “Valley of the Boom,” which is set in Silicon Valley during the ’90s tech bubble.

Additionally, John Karna will play Marc Andreessen, a computer engineer who co-created Mosaic, the first internet browser. Plus, Dakota Shapiro and Oliver Cooper play Ivy League undergraduates who launched theglobe.com — one of the very first social networking sites — out of their dorm room.

The 2019 miniseries hails from Matthew Carnahan, Arianna Huffington and STXtv. Other executive producers include Jason Goldberg, Brant Pinvidic and David Walpert. David Newsom, Gary Goldman and Joel Ehninger are set to co-executive produce.

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“Silicon Valley was and is a strange place; a Hollywood for geniuses,” said Carnahan. “The dotcom boom of the ’90s opened the floodgates for not just the amazing makers, but also Wall Street, mass media and a collection of fascinating charlatans. I’m thrilled to have Bradley, Steve, Lamorne and this stellar cast lined up, especially because all of them are disruptors in their own way, just like the real people they’re portraying.”

“Valley of the Boom tells the surprising, provocative and inspiring stories of Silicon Valley’s early pioneers,” said Carolyn Bernstein, executive vice president global scripted development and production for National Geographic. “Matthew and his team have figured out an organic and dynamic way to interweave interviews with real-life Silicon Valley icons to amplify and enhance the authenticity and unpredictability of this fascinating true story.”

“Matthew has written an original and riveting series with Valley of the Boom, in an incredibly unique format that is sure to keep audiences engaged and on the edge of their seats,” added Jada Miranda, EVP and head of scripted television at STXtv. “We’re honored to bring these powerful stories to screen with National Geographic, and could not have asked for a better cast to help introduce this unbelievable time in American history to audiences across the globe.”

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Nat Geo has cast Bradley Whitford, Lamorne Morris and Steve Zahn as the stars of its six-part limited series “Valley of the Boom,” which is set in Silicon Valley during the ’90s tech bubble.

Additionally, John Karna will play Marc Andreessen, a computer engineer who co-created Mosaic, the first internet browser. Plus, Dakota Shapiro and Oliver Cooper play Ivy League undergraduates who launched theglobe.com — one of the very first social networking sites — out of their dorm room.

The 2019 miniseries hails from Matthew Carnahan, Arianna Huffington and STXtv. Other executive producers include Jason Goldberg, Brant Pinvidic and David Walpert. David Newsom, Gary Goldman and Joel Ehninger are set to co-executive produce.

“Silicon Valley was and is a strange place; a Hollywood for geniuses,” said Carnahan. “The dotcom boom of the ’90s opened the floodgates for not just the amazing makers, but also Wall Street, mass media and a collection of fascinating charlatans. I’m thrilled to have Bradley, Steve, Lamorne and this stellar cast lined up, especially because all of them are disruptors in their own way, just like the real people they’re portraying.”

“Valley of the Boom tells the surprising, provocative and inspiring stories of Silicon Valley’s early pioneers,” said Carolyn Bernstein, executive vice president global scripted development and production for National Geographic. “Matthew and his team have figured out an organic and dynamic way to interweave interviews with real-life Silicon Valley icons to amplify and enhance the authenticity and unpredictability of this fascinating true story.”

“Matthew has written an original and riveting series with Valley of the Boom, in an incredibly unique format that is sure to keep audiences engaged and on the edge of their seats,” added Jada Miranda, EVP and head of scripted television at STXtv. “We’re honored to bring these powerful stories to screen with National Geographic, and could not have asked for a better cast to help introduce this unbelievable time in American history to audiences across the globe.”

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