BBC to develop documentary series on Greta Thunberg, will also explore science behind climate change
Greta Thunberg's climate struggle began quietly in August 2018 when she skipped school for the first three weeks
The BBC said Monday it will make a new documentary series with the teenage Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, charting her life and exploring the science behind climate change.
"The series will follow Greta's international crusade, which takes her to the front line of climate change in some of the most extraordinary places on Earth, as she explores what actions could be taken to limit climate change and the damage it causes," BBC Studios said.
The series will see the 17-year-old meet scientists, politicians and business moguls, challenging them to make changes, the broadcaster's commercial content arm added.
"The films will also chart her own journey into adulthood as she continues to be confronted by the real-world consequences of inaction," it said.
They will also "share some of the quiet moments as she writes the impactful speeches that are now broadcast and analysed around the world, as she lives a teenage life like no other".
Thunberg's climate struggle began quietly in August 2018 when she skipped school for the first three weeks, and then on Fridays to spend the day outside Sweden's parliament with a sign labelled "School strike for climate".
Her activism has since attracted the attention of millions of young people across the globe.
"Climate change is probably the most important issue of our lives, so it feels timely to make an authoritative series that explores the facts and science behind this complex subject," said Rob Liddell, BBC Studios' executive producer.
"To be able to do this with Greta is an extraordinary privilege, getting an inside view on what it's like being a global icon and one of the most famous faces on the planet."
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
Tribhanga director Renuka Shahane, actors Kajol, Tanvi Azmi discuss mother-daughter dynamic in Netflix film
Tribhanga is the kind of film that'll probably sensitise children towards their mothers, so that they don't expect their mothers to be superhumans all the time.
Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan discuss Netflix film The Dig, research behind preparing roles for period drama
The Dig's cast dissects the making of the historical drama and how director #SimonStone kept the actors “very unrehearsed, very free, very spontaneous.”
The White Tiger, a crime-tinged rags-to-riches parable, is director Ramin Bahrani’s response to Slumdog Millionaire
The White Tiger is lively, is lively, but what renders it unconvincing is that the characters aren’t trapped by prescribed social roles so much as by the programmatic design of the narrative.