National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has ordered the four-part series The 80s Greatest from London-headquartered indie Twofour.
The series, due to air next spring as part of the network’s global programming event dedicated to 1980s, will revisit iconic and newsworthy moments such as the Chernobyl nuclear explosion, the advent of the cellphone, and the rise of athletes Diego Maradona and Mike Tyson.
The 80s Greatest will complement The 80s, a six-part series NGCI commissioned from Nutopia earlier this year.
“These aren’t memories locked away in time; they are the iconic figures, events and innovations that defined a generation, left nations cheering – or the entire world holding its breath – and still resonate today,” said Hamish Mykura, NGCI’s executive VP and head of international content, in a statement.
NGCI has also greenlit the 10-episode car makeover series Car SOS from Renegade Pictures to air in Europe; and the six-part series Bloody Tales of Europe from True North Productions, a spin-off of Bloody Tales of The Tower, also for the European market in early 2013.