Entertainment One whipping up “Perfect Storms”

Perfect Storms: Disasters that Changed the World is slated to air on History Television in Canada early next year, while The Great Escape: Secrets Revealed (pictured), an eOne-Wildfire Television copro, will air on the net this year.
February 9, 2012

Entertainment One (eOne) announced Wednesday the start of production on doc series Perfect Storms: Disasters that Changed the World.

The 6 x 60-minute series, scheduled to air in early 2013 on History Television in Canada, investigates major and improbable disasters across the world, like the triple disaster (earthquake, typhoon and fire) Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the Battle of Moscow in 1941. Steve Gamestar, director of development for specialist factual at eOne, is series producer.

In other eOne factual news, the distributor announced a North American home on History Television for The Great Escape: Secrets Revealed (pictured), a doc coproduced with U.K.-based Wildfire Television. The series, which aired in the U.K. on Channel 4 in 2011, is set to air in Canada in 2012.

For both series, eOne is handling distribution for all media in territories outside the U.K.

(From Playback Daily)

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