The BBC and PBS have embarked on a documentary series previously announced by BBC Studios on climate change superstar Greta Thunberg.
The two broadcasters will co-produce three-part series Greta Thunberg: a year to change the world (working title), which follows the 18-year-old activist on his climate crusade and features a choir of experts exposing the science behind his mission.
Filming for the series began in August 2019, when Thunberg was just 16 years old. Cameras were present as she visited extraordinary places around the world to see the impact of the climate crisis. The producers also filmed her at her home in Sweden as Covid-19 swept the world.
Greta Thunberg: a year to change the world is produced by BBC Studios in association with B-Reel Films. The executive producer is Rob Liddel, while BBC Studios distributes the series internationally.
This isn’t the first time Thunberg has let the cameras in in his life. She was the subject of Hulu I am Greta, directed by Nathan Grossman and premiered last year. B-Reel Films was also behind this film.
The BBC announced that she had boarded Greta Thunberg: a year to change the world as part of a series of new documentaries. These include the Raw shoot owned by All3Media Top Gear presenter Paddy McGuinness and his wife, Christine, as they accept their three children being diagnosed with autism. The candid documentary works titled Our family and autism.
Elsewhere, historian David Olusoga will celebrate the immigrant workforce that has been the backbone of the UK National Health Service in Our international NHS. It is produced by his production company Uplands Television.