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Discovery Channel, Darlow Smithson prep Sandy special

U.S. net Discovery Channel has commissioned Darlow Smithson Productions to make a quick turnaround doc looking at the creation of Hurricane Sandy, to air as part of its 'Curiosity' strand later this month.
November 2, 2012

U.S. net Discovery Channel has commissioned Darlow Smithson Productions to make a quick turnaround doc looking at the creation of Hurricane Sandy, to air as part of its ‘Curiosity’ strand later this month.

The tentatively titled Super Storm will air Sunday, November 18 at 9 p.m. EST in the U.S., before following across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

The doc will examine how Sandy became such a powerful storm, and ask whether there were any better predictors that could have given people more warning. It will follow the action “hour-by-hour,” from the hurricane’s formation in the Caribbean through its intensification in Cuba, to the devastation across the Eastern Seaboard.

The program will use on-the-ground expert analysis, CGI and satellite imaging, as well as survivor stories and cell phone footage, and will look at how four distinct phenomena “combined to create the perfect storm, and how we can prepare for the next one.”

The ‘Curiosity’ strand is overseen by VP of development and production Howard Swartz and senior VP of development and production Simon Andreae.

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