Showtime will seek to spotlight the pathos behind the science of global warming. The network has given the greenlight to "Years of Living Dangerously," a documentary series set to run between six and eight hour long episodes in 2013.
Executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Weintraub, Maria Wilhelm, Joel Bach, David Gelber, and climate expert Daniel Abbasi, the series will attempt to put a face on those directly affected by the climate change-related issue, featuring first-person accounts of those dealing with and seeking solutions to the issue.
"The recent devastation on the East Coast is a tragic reminder of the direct link between our daily lives and climate change," said Showtime entertainment president David Nevins. "This series presents a unique opportunity to combine the large-scale filmmaking styles of James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger -- arguably some of Hollywood's biggest movie makers -- with the hard-hitting, intimate journalism of '60 Minutes veterans' Joel Bach and David Gelber. I believe this combination will make for a thought-provoking television event."
In addition to its A-List producers, the series is attracting top caliber actors to narrate the series. Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Alec Baldwin have already been confirmed, with some reports circulating that Edward Norton may be on board as well. Also lending their respective expertise will be New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof.
"We'll make it exciting. We'll make it investigative," said Cameron. "We'll bring people the truth, and people are always hungry for the truth."
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