National Geographic is all set to take viewers on a journey to witness life on our very own planet earth through an epic, cinematic event series - One Strange Rock that promises to redefine natural history filmmaking as we know it.
Created by acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, the series promises to be a mind-bending, thrilling journey that explores the fragility and wonder of planet Earth, one of the most peculiar, unique places in the entire universe. Itâs the extraordinary story of why life as we know it exists on Earth, brought into perspective by the only people to have left it behind â astronauts. Hosted by Academy Award-nominated actor Will Smith, this global event series will premiere on National Geographic across the world on Monday, March 26, at 9 pm.
This 10 part series brings cameras where theyâve never been before, having filmed for 100 weeks in 45 countries spanning six continents, covering from the depths inside the earth to outer space on the International Space Station (ISS), from oxygen producing bacteria to blue whales, new born babyâs first breath to ancient mummies and other extreme locations and human stories, so audiences will see and appreciate our planet as never before. âThe series will be Cosmos meets Planet Earth meets Gravity â on steroids,â said Courtney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global networks.
Commenting on the series, Swati Mohan, Business Head, National Geographic and Fox Networks Group India, said âOne Strange Rock comes at a time when we need people to appreciate our planet, its wonders as well as its vulnerabilities. The idea is to evoke a sense of wonder about our planet that audiences would perhaps have never experienced with anything they have seen before. The series is the coming together of the best of National Geographic elements - world class story-telling, talent, science and spectacular visuals â all working perfectly to unravel the mysteries of the world around us and take the viewers on this quest to understand our planet better.â