Renewed & Returning: “Extreme World,” “Living Dangerously”

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on Sky 1, National Geographic Channel and Bravo Media. Sky 1 has given the greenlight to a sixth season of ...
October 21, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on Sky 1, National Geographic Channel and Bravo Media.

Sky 1 has given the greenlight to a sixth season of hard-hitting docu-series Extreme World, which is fronted by BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker Ross Kemp (pictured). The sixth season will premiere on Sky 1 next year and be available for streaming online on Now TV. It will follow Kemp as he travels around the world, including Libya, the U.S. and the UK, tackling topics such as migrant smuggling across borders, the deadly consequences of The War on Drugs, and the rise of violent extremism. The series is produced by Freshwater Films with Kemp and Tom Sheahan exec producing. The series producer is Marts Shaw, with Siobhan Mulholland serving as the commissioning editor for Sky 1.

Elsewhere, National Geographic Channel is set to bow a second season of the Emmy Award-winning docu-series Years of Living Dangerously.

Set to premiere on Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with subsequent episodes airing on Wednesdays beginning Nov. 2, the second season will once again feature some of Hollywood’s biggest influencers who are passionate about environmental issues while revealing emotional and hard-hitting accounts of the effects of climate change from across the planet. Season two’s roster of celebrity correspondents includes Jack Black, Gisele Bündchen, Ty Burrell, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, Thomas Friedman, Joshua Jackson, David Letterman, Aasif Mandvi, Nikki Reed, exec producer Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder, Cecily Strong, Sigournyey Weaver and Bradly Whitford.

Years of Living Dangerously is produced in collaboration with The Years Project and executive producers Joel Bach, James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, Schwarzenegger, David Gelber and Marias Wilhelm. Jon Meyersohn is co-exec producer, Ellen Baumel is supervising producer and senior producer is Sydney Trattner. The series is produced for National Geographic by exec producer Robert Palumbo.

Lastly, Bravo Media’s Ladies of London is back for a third season starting on Nov. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. It will feature returning cast members Juliet Angus, Caroline Fleming, Marissa Hermer, Julie Montagu and Caroline Stanbury, with Sophie Stanbury joining full-time, as well as Adela King, who joins the ladies as a friend.

In season three, the women work through heartbreak, family drama and exciting new adventures: with her pending divorce, Sophie is ready to mix things up; Julie fully embraces her responsibilities as the future Countess of Sandwich; Marissa struggles with the pregnancy and birth of her daughter; Caroline Fleming deals with her father’s life-threatening illness; Juliet works to turn her fashion blog into a business success; and Caroline Stanbury faces numerous challenges including rumors of legal issues regarding her business. Ladies of London is produced by Adjacent Productions with Bill Fritz and Omid Kahangi serving as executive producers.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.