National Geographic Channel to launch second season of Years of Living Dangerously

Emmy award-winning climate documentary series to premiere just before US presidential election
William Brittlebank
Reading time: 6 minutes
30 October 2016

NEW YORK: National Geographic Channel will launch the second season of the Emmy Award-winning climate documentary series Years of Living Dangerously on Sunday, just over a week before the US presidential election.

The world premiere screening of the new series was held on September 21 at Climate Week NYC by National Geographic Channel in partnership with The Climate Group, and it once again features some of the biggest stars in Hollywood delivering eye-opening accounts of the impacts of climate change worldwide.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Years of Living Dangerously Executive Producer, addressed the audience at the American Museum of Natural History for the premiere screening saying: "The idea of this is: let's communicate to people that we all have to work together - Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Decline to State - everybody should work together… It's not conservative versus Democrat. There is no conservative air. There is no liberal air. We all breathe the same air."

David Gelber, an eight time Emmy Award-winner is an Executive Producer of Years of Living Dangerously and celebrity correspondents for the series include supermodel Gisele Bündchen, and US actors Bradley Whitford, America Ferrera, Joshua Jackson and Ian Somerhalder.

The first episode of the new series will be shown today at 8pm EST and will be immediately followed by Leonardo DiCaprio’s eagerly anticipated climate documentary, Before the Flood.

The following episodes of the series will be shown on Wednesdays at 10pm, beginning with episode two on November 2, starring Jack Black and Somerhalder.

Years Of Living Dangerously - CWNYC premiere

Years of Living Dangerously Series Two world premiere screening at Climate Week NYC 2016

The premiere of the new series will mark the start of National Geographic Channel’s Earth Week, an entire week of programming dedicated to the issue of climate change, and will be followed by the television premiere of Before the Flood – a new documentary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor and climate activist Leonardo DiCaprio.

Speaking at the Opening Ceremony of Climate Week NYC on Monday September 19, Tim Pastore, President, Original Programming & Production, National Geographic Channel, unveiled an introductory  video for the new series and said: "From executive producers James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the series this year once again features an A-list line up of celebrity correspondents as they explore a wide array of topics including carbon pricing, the California water crisis, the future of electric vehicles, species extinction, climate migrants, deforestation and super storms,"

Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Channel also presented the trailer for Before the Flood at Climate Week NYC and said: "Before the Flood [gives] a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change… This incredibly engaging film follows Leo's personal journey as he travels to five continents, as well as the Arctic, speaking to scientists, world leaders and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue."


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