France Télévisions Group-owned pubcaster France 5 has commissioned Paris-based indie studio Pernel Media to produce the tentatively titled blue-chip docuseries Extreme Earth.
The 2 x 60-minute miniseries (pictured) is set to explore some of earth’s most extreme environments by documenting the challenging climactic and geological activity that batters the countries of Iceland and Chile.
The series, which will air under France 5′s ‘Spectacular Science’ strand in primetime, will utilize drama-like cinematography and special effects to decode natural phenomena found in these locations, chronicling the ways in which mankind has been able to adapt and flourish in these harsh environments.
Samuel Kissous serves as executive producer for Pernel Media. Patricia Corphie commissioned the series for France 5.
Pernel Media retains the rights for the series for the world outside of France.
“This is an exciting new commission for us – a contemporary, blue-chip documentary project as we explore how new scientific and technical knowledge is enabling humankind to tame natural forces and transform challenges into exciting opportunities,” said Kissous, president of Pernel Media, in a statement.