Nat Geo People has commissioned the philanthropy series Undercover Angel (pictured) from UK-based producer RDF Television.
The 10-part series, which marks the network’s first-ever commission, follows some of the world’s wealthiest individuals as they go undercover and use their business acumen to create lasting change in underprivileged communities across Bulgaria, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Uganda and the UK.
The series will chronicle the benefactors as they identify a need within impoverished communities and implement long-term solutions. Each undercover mission will culminate with the business mogul revealing their true identity while putting their plans into motion.
The series will launch across Nat Geo People in 47 countries and in 12 languages later this year.
RDF Television’s Dan Barraclough serves as executive producer.
“The world’s rich are looking for new ways to help those less fortunate than themselves, by getting involved and building their own organizations to create effective change on the ground,” said Barraclough in a statement. “Undercover Angel really taps into this new spirit of philanthropy.”
“Undercover Angel is true to the innovative storytelling and engaging narratives found on the channel, and it is sure to become a powerful emotional touchstone that will resonate with viewers all over the world,” added Jules Oldroyd, senior VP of international programming for National Geographic Global Networks.