U.S. cable net The Weather Channel has greenlit Deadliest Space Weather, a series that reveals extreme weather conditions that occur throughout our solar system.
The 6×30-minutes series is produced by Flight 33 (Life After People) and explores what would happen if such harsh conditions ever prevailed on Earth. It is slated to premiere in January 2013.
“Exploring these unique weather phenomena in our solar system is a fascinating journey, but one understands the true magnitude of these galactic storms so much more when they are theoretically placed into the familiar context of life on Earth,” said Michael Dingley, senior VP of content and development at The Weather Channel.
“The ‘what if?’ factor really illustrates the sheer force and awe of these weather events so clearly, and makes them all the more relatable and impactful.”
Deadliest Space Weather joins a growing slate of original series for The Weather Channel, including Mountaintop Prospectors (working title, due 2013), Coast Guard Alaska, Iron Men, Lifeguard!, Ice Pilots, Hurricane Hunters, Hawaii Air Rescue, Coast Guard Florida and Plane Xtreme, as well as the ‘Braving the Elements’ docu-series anthology, which includes Turbine Cowboys, Pyros, Iceberg Hunters and Reef Wranglers (for 2013).
The network also recently commissioned another environmental and science-focused series, Tipping Points, which premieres in October next year and will explore the Earth’s changing climate system.