Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS) Hollywood star Will Smith will be covering both ends of the Earth in a series for National Geographic.
The programmer announced on Monday that it has ordered the non-fiction series ‘Pole to Pole’, which follows Smith on a journey from the South Pole to the North Pole, reports variety.com.
It is part of an extensive slate of new content that Nat Geo is bringing to Disney Plus, which it revealed during its portion of the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
‘Pole to Pole’ will mark Will Smith’s third project with National Geographic after ‘Welcome to Earth’ and ‘One Strange Rock’, reports variety.com.
The series covers an expansive journey spanning different biomes, communities and landscapes across the Earth.
It is executive produced by Will Smith under his Westbrook banner, alongside Miguel Melendez and Terence Carter. For Nutopia, Jane Root and Peter Lovering are executive producers. For Protozoa, Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel are executive producers.
“At National Geographic, our strategy is to tell bold, best-in-class stories that ignite curiosity and inspire people to explore and care about our world,” said Courteney Monroe, president of National Geographic Content, in a statement.
“With premium, creatively ambitious shows from the very best storytellers in the world, we are bringing awe and wonder to the lives of global Disney+ subscribers with wildly entertaining National Geographic documentary series, feature documentary films, epic natural history and fact-based scripted drama.”