Nat Geo to air “Generation X” series in February

The Left/Right-produced series, which features Courtney Love, Sarah Palin, Julian Assange and Molly Ringwald, will begin airing in the U.S. on February 14. (Pictured: Reality Bites)
January 31, 2016

National Geographic Channel will premiere a miniseries about Generation X featuring Courtney Love, Sarah Palin, Julian Assange and Molly Ringwald.

Simply entitled Generation X, the six-part limited series was produced by Left/Right and will premiere on February 14 at 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST. Each hour-long episode will cover cultural, political and economic topics through the lens of gen xers – the generation born between 1961 and 1981, following the post-war baby boom.

Episodes will focus on the release of Ben Stiller’s Reality Bites (pictured), Wikileaks, technological advances, the 2008 presidential election and the legalization of gay marriage.

Other famous names set to appear include Kevin Smith, Gavin Newsom, Cory Booker, Alison Stewart, Rachel Dratch, Tabitha Soren, Sway Calloway and Nas. Actor Christian Slater narrates the series.

Following the U.S. broadcast, Generation X will air globally on National Geographic Channels and in Spanish on Nat Geo Mundo.

Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman are exec producing for Left/Right with Jeff Cooperman serving as co-executive producer. Robert Palumbo is the EP for the network.

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