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BBC Studios’ Science Unit preps Greta Thunberg docuseries

BBC Studios’ Science Unit has revealed a new docuseries with Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg at its 2020 Showcase in Liverpool, England on Monday (Feb. 10). The series will follow Thunberg (pictured), ...
February 10, 2020

BBC Studios’ Science Unit has revealed a new docuseries with Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg at its 2020 Showcase in Liverpool, England on Monday (Feb. 10).

The series will follow Thunberg (pictured), 17, as she embarks on an international crusade to fight climate change. The journey takes her to “some of the most extraordinary places on earth,” as she explores what actions could be taken to limit climate change and its damage.

Throughout the yet-to-be named series, a chorus of experts will lay out the science behind the goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius in order to avoid “irreversible chain reactions.”

In her travels, Thunberg will meet with scientists, political leaders and “business heavyweights” to explore the scientific evidence with those individuals while challenging them to change their behaviors.

The films will also charts her own journey into adulthood, and shares “quiet moments” such as when she writes speeches to be broadcast and analyzed around the world.

“Climate change is probably the most important issue of our lives so it feels timely to make an authoritative series that explores the facts and science behind this complex subject. To be able to do this with Greta is an extraordinary privilege, getting an inside view on what it’s like being a global icon and one of the most famous faces on the planet,” said BBC Studios executive producer Rob Liddell in a statement.

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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