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Nutopia to dissect the Nineties for Nat Geo

Following their recent The '80s: The Decade that Made Us for National Geographic Channels, Nutopia is examining the people, inventions and cultural signposts of the 1990s for a miniseries set to air next year. (Pictured: Nutopia's Jane Root)
June 11, 2013

Following their recent The ’80s: The Decade that Made Us for National Geographic Channels (NGC), Nutopia is undertaking an examination of the people, inventions and cultural signposts of the 1990s for a miniseries set to air next year.

The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? (w/t) is slated to air on National Geographic Channels worldwide, in 171 countries and in 46 languages. The mini will take a look at the decade’s significant milestones – ranging from the widespread adoption of email to the Clinton era, and the arrival of grunge music – with help from history makers, politicians, celebrities and musicians of the last pre-9/11 era.

“Nutopia proved to be an amazing creative partner and we want to recreate the success on the next groundbreaking, cinematic special event,” said Alan Eyres, senior vice president of programming and development for NGC. “And maybe I will grow out my Beverly Hills, 90210 sideburns again.”

“Now that I’ve put my ’80s fingerless gloves away, I am excited to start production on a series that will bring new insight to the decade that spawned Harry Potter, The Spice Girls, women in power cabinet positions, the Hubble Telescope and MP3s,” added Jane Root, executive producer at Nutopia (pictured). “The miniseries event will be fun and entertaining, but it will also expand the understanding of the decade in smart and surprising ways.”

Also joining the production team for the upcoming mini is Peter Lovering, an EP for the Eighties project. Supervising producer for Nutopia is Fred Hepburn, and for National Geographic Channels, Erik Nelson is executive producer.

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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