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Bigger Bang preps “Secrets of the Solar System” for CuriosityStream

London-based indie Bigger Bang has secured its third SVOD commission from American documentary-focused platform CuriosityStream to produce the blue chip series Secrets of the Solar System (working title). The eight episode series, ...
September 16, 2019

London-based indie Bigger Bang has secured its third SVOD commission from American documentary-focused platform CuriosityStream to produce the blue chip series Secrets of the Solar System (working title).

The eight episode series, distributed globally by UK-based Fremantle, takes viewers on a journey through the solar system, featuring access to the world’s space agencies, their data, images and personnel.

Starting with a ‘Grand Tour,’ episodes focus on the Sun, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the Asteroid Belt, Pluto and the Outer Planets, including interviews with people who have carried out missions to these places.

Secrets of the Solar System (w/t) is the remarkable story of the world beyond us, told by the amazing people who sent missions there,” Iain Riddick, joint MD and creative director at Bigger Bang, said in a statement. “Organized as a grand geographical travelogue, it covers the greatest set of journeys ever taken, spanning hundreds of millions of kilometers and building into the ultimate guide. This isn’t just a stunningly beautiful science series, it tells the lesser-known stories of the incredible sacrifices that were made to bring this information back to Earth for all humanity.”

The series, commissioned by Steve Burns at CuriosityStream, is executive produced by Ben Bowie and Riddick for Bigger Bang.

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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