National Geographic is prepping an exclusive television event about the youngest face transplant recipient in the United States.
Katie’s New Face: A Family’s Journey will document Katie Stubblefield’s journey from her life before the transplant, into the operating room, and through her recovery period following the transplant. Nat Geo was granted access by Stubblefield’s family and Cleveland Clinic – where Stubblefield received treatment.
The behind-the-scenes documentary will also be made available across platforms, including National Geographic’s website and YouTube.
A shortened digital version of the documentary has become National Geographic’s most popular YouTube video of the year, with 5.8 million views and growing, the media company noted in a release. Meanwhile, the full-length documentary has nearly 2.6 million views across YouTube.
The film was produced by Nat Geo and Meerkat Media. Mike Olcott produces with Susan Goldberg; Whitney Johnson, Edythe McNamee and Jenna Pirog serve as executive producers.
Katie’s New Face: A Family’s Journey bows Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic.