Spielberg & ‘Future Earth': New Discovery Series

April 8, 2010

Discovery network is working on a new project to rival the greatness of it’s ground-breaking ‘Planet Earth’ series. They are bringing in the iconic director Steven Spielberg, & ‘Future Earth’ will be the name of the show. Check out the full story, as well as pictures and video below!

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The new series will reportedly be an animated show, shot in the style of it’s predecessor, and focus on what the planet will be like 25, 50, and 100 years from now. They will draw on a vast number of sources from top futurists to great writers and attempt to predict how all facets of life will evolve over the next century.

This is just the latest news for the busy network which is releasing the new miniseries ‘Life’ and replacing it’s Discovery Health network with OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). The new show will no doubt be a fascinating look into what the future may hold. Most projects by Discovery are of high quality, especially if they sign on a name like Steven Spielberg; & ‘Future Earth’s subject matter gives the producers a lot of creative space to make the show both exiting and informative.

Coming fresh off the release of his landmark series ‘The Pacific’, the famous director said of the new project:

“I am excited to be back in business with DreamWorks Animation and all the active imaginations and creative artists at the best animation company in the world today. Joining together with Discovery, we have an opportunity to bring exciting new experiences to take television audiences into the imagined future of planet Earth”

Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, Co-Heads of DreamWorks Television and Executive Producers on the project added:

“We are all enormous fans of what Discovery did with PLANET EARTH and LIFE, and how they were able to expose us to the world around us in a way we had never seen it before. With FUTURE EARTH, we endeavor to do the same with the world of the future”

The new show will reportedly air at the end of 2011.

What do you think of the new Steven Spielberg & ‘Future Earth’ venture? Will you tune in to this potentially ground-breaking series?

Don’t miss the pictures and a video of possibly the most amazing footage from Discovery below!

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Photos: www.wenn.com/Nikki Nelson, Adriana M. Barraza, Jody Cortes, Nikki Nelson, FayesVision

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