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Nat Geo readies “Drain the Oceans”

National Geographic will explore shipwrecks, treasure and sunken cities in the upcoming series Draining the Oceans.  Using advanced underwater scanning systems, scientific data and art digital recreations, the 10-part factual program will ...
March 7, 2018

National Geographic will explore shipwrecks, treasure and sunken cities in the upcoming series Draining the Oceans. 

Using advanced underwater scanning systems, scientific data and art digital recreations, the 10-part factual program will look to solve modern and ancient mysteries from beneath the ocean waves.

A copro with the UK’s Mallinson Sadler Productions and Australia’s Electric Pictures, the series will premiere globally later this year on National Geographic.

The China Seas, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, the Nile, the Pacific Rim, the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic Sea are among the sites explored throughout the series.

Putting water’s influence aside, the series aims to explain how vessels sank, how modern tech operates in challenging climates, what ancient geological formations can tell us about life on Earth, where Nazi secrets may reside and why the search for Atlantis is still on.

For Mallinson Sadler Productions, the executive producers are Crispin Sadler and Mark Fielder. For Electric Pictures, the executive producers are Phil CraigAndrew Ogilvie and Andrea Quesnelle.

For National Geographic, Carolyn Payne is executive producer, Hamish Mykura is EVP, and head of international content and Tim Pastore is president, original programming and production.

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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