HISTORY OF THE WORLD WILL BE JOINT DOCUMENTARY OF BBC AND THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL
The BBC and the Discovery Channel, which collaborated in the past on “Planet Earth” and “Life,” are starting work on another joint documentary, “History of the World.”
They said that the series would cover 20,000 years of humanity in eight episodes, or roughly 2,500 years an episode.
Their prior series have used state-of-the-art cameras to capture natural habitats, but that’s not an option in “History of the World,” so they will instead rely on re-enactments and computer graphics.
“No one has captured 20,000 years of human history quite like this before,” Clark Bunting, president and general manager of the Discovery Channel, said in the announcement. “Beginning at the end of the last Ice Age and ending in our modern age, each tells the stories of real people, their civilizations, cultures, successes and crashing failures. A story that charts progress, development and change through the centuries, and that reminds us of where we came from – and where we are now.”