National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has ordered a four-part series called Nazi War Diggers (pictured) from UK indie producer ClearStory.
Due to premiere across Europe in April and in the UK on May 13, the series focuses on the battlefields of World War II’s Eastern Front through the lens of archaeology.
Cameras follow a team of four preservationists who specialize in excavating battle relics. The filmmakers then use their finds to tell the human stories behind the long-buried objects.
Nazi War Diggers was shot in Poland and the Baltics and stars former U.S. Marine Craig Gottlieb; military expert Stephen Taylor; gadget guy Kris Rodgers; and Polish metal detectorist Adrian Kostromski.
“The Eastern Front of World War II saw probably the bloodiest fighting in human history and time is running out for us to capture the historical truths of the conflict that lie literally hidden in the ground,” said Russell Barnes, who exec produced with Molly Milton for ClearStory. “Nazi War Diggers not only tells the lost human stories behind the battles, but it also explores ethical ways to preserve our history and the dignity of the people who made it.”