Nat Geo revives “Years of Living Dangerously”

National Geographic Channel is bringing back acclaimed environmental docuseries Years of Living Dangerously (pictured) for a sophomore season, with Jack Black and David Letterman signed on, among others.
September 17, 2015

National Geographic Channel (NGC) is bringing back acclaimed environmental docuseries Years of Living Dangerously (pictured) for a sophomore season.

Produced by The Years Project, season two will feature some of Hollywood’s biggest influencers as “correspondents” delving into the contentious issue of global warming and providing first-hand accounts from locations most affected by climate change. These celebrity correspondents will examine how the effects of climate change can be reversed as they report on natural disasters like severe hurricanes, droughts and the increasing rate of wildlife extinction.

The forthcoming season of Years of Living Dangerously will broadcast on NGC in 2016 across 171 countries and 45 languages. The first season aired on Showtime in 2014, and featured Harrison Ford and Matt Damon among others.

Season two of the Emmy Award-winning series will feature Jack Black, Ty Burrell, James Cameron, Olivia Munn, Thomas Friedman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Letterman, Aasif Mandvi, Ian Somerhalder and Cecily Strong, with further announcements pending.

Executive producers for The Years Project are Joel Bach, James Cameron, David Gelber, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Weintraub and Maria Wilhelm, with Char Serwa serving as executive producer for National Geographic Channel. Jon Meyerson is co-executive producer and Sydney Trattner is senior producer.

“With the unparalleled global reach and inside access of National Geographic, we are going to raise the bar even higher this season and shed light on the catastrophic changes taking place on our planet through the lenses and investigative reporting of top Hollywood influencers,” said Joel Bach from The Years Project in a statement. “We’re also going to focus much more this season on solutions that individuals, communities, companies and even governments can use to address worldwide climate change.”


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