British pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned London-based Voltage TV to make a “science thriller” about the global COVID-19, or coronavirus, outbreak.
The Race Against The Virus (1 x 60 minutes) will feature access to labs and scientists across the globe that are spearheading the response to the current viral threat.
The documentary was commissioned by C4 head of specialist factual, Fatima Salaria, who said in a statement: ‘It’s the biggest science story of the year, with incredible complexity and an extraordinary narrative that’s changing by the minute.”
The single documentary is executive produced by Sanjay Singhal, CEO of Voltage TV.
Singhal added: ‘We can all worry about what happens next but this film will focus on those who have the pressure and responsibility to try to do something about it.”
The film is in production and will air this summer.