National Geographic announces slate of new personality-driven content to deepen adventure and exploration-themed storytelling

The new series includes:

DANCE THE WORLD WITH DEREK HOUGHtaking viewers on a global cultural journey about the origins of the most popular dance styles

RESTAURANTS AT THE END OF THE WORLDWith Kristen Kish, host, award-winning chef, entrepreneur and global trailblazer

UNTITLED PROJECT BY JEFF JENKINSWith global adventurer Jeff Jenkins, award-winning travel blogger and influencer

AGRICULTURE IS LIFEWith urban gardener and influencer Indy Srinath

EXTRAORDINARY OBSERVERHosted by Lifelong NYC Birder Christian Cooper

AND from the producers of Eponymous Emmy® Award-winning documentary film and #1 audience favorite at the Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals: SCIENTIFIC EXPO: THE SERIES

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WASHINGTON, May 16, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ahead of Disney’s Upfront presentation on Tuesday, May 17 in New York, National Geographic Content President Courteney Monroe today announced a new slate of personality-driven shows to spark curiosity, awe and wonder and to inspire people to explore the world.

Building on the successes of GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED, TRAFFICKED WITH MARIANA VAN ZELLER and RUN WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLSthe new series will feature Christian Cooper, Derek Hough, Jeff Jenkins, Kristen Kish and Indy Srinath, as well as high school students competing in a global science fair competition. The series will premiere on one of National Geographic’s linear channels or on Disney+, and all will eventually find a permanent home on Disney+ under the National Geographic brand thumbnail.

“We are thrilled to partner with this exciting new cast of storytellers from National Geographic, sharing their captivating journeys with fans around the world,” Monroe said. “Whether it’s exploring Derek’s passion for dance on a global scale, traveling with Kristin on culinary adventures to remote places, or simply being in awe of the contagious enthusiasm of our kids from Science Fair, all of these new shows represent the best of National Geographic and our desire to ignite people’s curiosity about our world.”

National Geographic topped the rankings in Beta Research’s Brand Identity Study, identifying basic cable networks described as a favorite channel for viewers 18 and older. The National Geographic Channel was also among the grassroots networks described as very valuable. Nat Geo WILD has also been named one of the most valuable digital backbones.

The new content includes the following:

DANCE THE WORLD WITH DEREK HOUGH (Produced by Walt Disney Television Alternative)
Dance is the cornerstone of all cultures. Dance is a global connective tissue that brings families and strangers together. Derek Hough, recognized as one of the best dancers of his generation, will be our guide on a journey to discover the roots of the most popular dance styles and trends around the world from cultures, environments and people. who forged them. In each episode, Derek will team up with a celebrity guest to embark on a quest to uncover the global cultural traditions that shape dance. Unleashed and inspired, every step of their journey will culminate in a once-in-a-lifetime spectacular performance.

Grant Kahler serves as executive producer and showrunner. For National Geographic, Betsy Forhan is executive producer, Charlie Parsons is vice president of development and Alan Eyres is senior vice president of production and development.

Adventurous chef, entrepreneur and global pioneer, Kristen Kish travels the world in search of the people, places, culture and traditions behind the world’s most remote restaurants. Running any successful business takes some tenacity and courage, but those who go deep into the wild, cut off from the grid and normal supply lines, are in a class of their own. From local vendors, farmers and ranchers to the kitchen team, managers and chefs, Kristen goes behind the scenes to meet the people, hear the stories and see the daily balance needed to keep food on the table in the regions. the most remote. outposts on earth.

For World of Wonder, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell and Jeremy Simmons serve as executive producers. For Cinetic, Ross Fremer, Brian Oakes and Christine O’Malley are executive producers. For National Geographic, Betsy Forhan is executive producer, Charlie Parsons is vice president of development and Alan Eyres is senior vice president of production and development.

Travel blogger and influencer Jeff Jenkins He didn’t even set foot on a plane until he was 20, but has since embarked on an epic global odyssey in search of destinations and adventures far outside his comfort zone. . Guided by his philosophy that “life begins where your comfort zone ends”, Jeff will spend a week completing an epic adventure that he never thought he could do and that would scare the crap out of most people. Along the way, experiencing quirky cultural experiences, Jeff will come across larger-than-life locals, sharing each awe-inspiring adventure with viewers.

For Hit+Run, Rob Shaftel and Jon Kroll are the executive producers. For National Geographic, Sean D. Johnson is executive producer, Bengt Anderson is vice president of production, and Alan Eyres is senior vice president of production and development.

AGRICULTURE IS LIFE (Nobody’s Hero and ITV America)
The past year and a half has set in motion a generational shift, with millions of people taking a closer look at how to live more intentionally and adventurously. Many people dream of living more in harmony and connected to nature, of understanding how to grow food and improve the soil under our feet. But farming is difficult. For all the beauty and wonder, the way of life comes with a steep learning curve, and families and livelihoods are at stake. AGRICULTURE IS LIFE follows agricultural expert and influencer Indy Srinath, aka Indy Officinalis, as she meets aspiring farmers who hope to make their dreams a reality. Growing up on a farm in North Carolina, Indy apprenticed on farms across the country before running a 7-acre mushroom farm and premier community garden in downtown Los Angeles. In a cinematic tour across North America, Indy helps aquatic, rooftop, indoor, farm, suburban and foraging farmers who are at breaking point. For Indy, solutions can transcend conventional forms through the solidarity of farmers helping farmers. This is a series for anyone who dreams of growing, raising, harvesting and nurturing because, to them, farming is life.

AGRICULTURE IS LIFE is produced by Nobody’s Hero and ITV America. Jonty Nash, Christopher Potts, Sarah Howell and Bill Pruitt are executive producers. For National Geographic, Drew Jones is executive producer and Janet Vissering is senior vice president of development and production.

Lifelong ornithologist Christian Cooper takes us into the wild, wondrous and unpredictable world of birds. Whether it’s braving the stormy seas of Alaska for puffins, walking through the rainforests of Puerto Rico for parrots, or scaling a bridge in Manhattan for a peregrine falcon, it does whatever it takes to learn more about these extraordinary feathered creatures and show us the remarkable world in the sky. above.

For Lucky 8, George Kralovansky, Irfan Rahman, Kimberly Woodard, Jon Kroll and Doug Veith are the executive producers. For National Geographic, Pam Caragol is executive producer and Janet Vissering is senior vice president of development and production.

From the directors and producers of the Emmy-winning documentary SCIENCE FAIR
Inspired by Sundance’s favorite movie and SXSW Audience Award-winning documentary SCIENCE FAIR comes a new series from directors Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster about the agony and ecstasy of the beloved and intelligent teen subculture of competitive science. In this gripping new docuseries, we follow the ups and downs of some of the brightest young innovators, engineers and scientists on the road to the Big Show – the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). SCIENTIFIC EXPO: THE SERIES follows a group of inspirational teenagers who represent a broad spectrum of ISEF hopefuls. In addition to the American contestants, the series follows several fierce international contestants who have already beaten the competition in their own countries to make it to the ISEF. The result is a character-driven, global coming-of-age story that unfolds across a science fair season, from the birth of an idea to a cutting-edge research project ready to participate. at the “Science Fair Olympics”.

For Muck Media, Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster, Jeffrey Plunkett and Meri Haitkin are the executive producers. For National Geographic, Chris Kugelman is executive producer, Kevin Mohs is vice president of production, and Alan Eyres is senior vice president of production and development.

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