Following their recent The ’80s: The Decade that Made Us for National Geographic Channels (NGC), Nutopia is undertaking an examination of the people, inventions and cultural signposts of the 1990s for a miniseries set to air next year.
The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? (w/t) is slated to air on National Geographic Channels worldwide, in 171 countries and in 46 languages. The mini will take a look at the decade’s significant milestones – ranging from the widespread adoption of email to the Clinton era, and the arrival of grunge music – with help from history makers, politicians, celebrities and musicians of the last pre-9/11 era.
“Nutopia proved to be an amazing creative partner and we want to recreate the success on the next groundbreaking, cinematic special event,” said Alan Eyres, senior vice president of programming and development for NGC. “And maybe I will grow out my Beverly Hills, 90210 sideburns again.”
“Now that I’ve put my ’80s fingerless gloves away, I am excited to start production on a series that will bring new insight to the decade that spawned Harry Potter, The Spice Girls, women in power cabinet positions, the Hubble Telescope and MP3s,” added Jane Root, executive producer at Nutopia (pictured). “The miniseries event will be fun and entertaining, but it will also expand the understanding of the decade in smart and surprising ways.”
Also joining the production team for the upcoming mini is Peter Lovering, an EP for the Eighties project. Supervising producer for Nutopia is Fred Hepburn, and for National Geographic Channels, Erik Nelson is executive producer.