UKTV channel Yesterday has acquired the exclusive UK rights to Entertainment One’s Perfect Storms: Disasters that Changed the World.
Set to air in the second quarter, Perfect Storms is a 6 x one-hour series that looks at the most significant disasters in history, including the “Great Galveston Hurricane” of 1900, the 1755 earthquake and tsunami in Lisbon, 1923′s earthquake in Kanto and the 1941 Battle of Moscow.
The series uses animation and field testing to recreate disasters such as the dragon twister, which is a tornado filled with burning debris, and others.
“Since Yesterday’s brand refresh last year, primetime content on the channel has become more contemporary, dynamic, and engaging,” said Adrian Wills, general manager of Yesterday. “Perfect Storms: Disasters that Changed the World has all of these qualities and should appeal to a diverse audience, as well as loyal viewers of Yesterday.”
“In this series, just when you think it can’t get worse… it does,” added Michael Kot, SVP of factual at Entertainment One Television. “Perfect Storms: Disasters that Changed the World explores the incredibly rare and compounding disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and firestorms that have changed history.”