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Bevy Of Big Stars Involved In Upcoming Showtime Climate Change Series

Atlantic City during Sandy

Showtime is currently producing a new 6 to 8 part documentary series focusing on climate change impacts and solutions. The series is titled ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ and is set to air in 2013.

The series is executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jerry Weintraub. Actors such as Don Cheadle, Alec Baldwin, and Matt Damon will narrate, and leading news journalists from 60 minutes, MSNBC, and other networks will report on accounts of people who have already been directly affected by climate change. Joe Romm of ClimateProgress.org will be a Technical Advisor, and top climatologists will be providing up-to-date scientific details.

“The recent devastation on the East Coast is a tragic reminder of the direct link between our daily lives and climate change,” said David Nevins, President of Entertainment for Showtime Networks, Inc. “This series presents a unique opportunity to combine the large-scale filmmaking styles of James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger — arguably some of Hollywood’s biggest movie makers – with the hard-hitting, intimate journalism of 60 Minutes veterans Joel Bach and David Gelber.”

The show will unfold over six to eight one-hour episodes, and more stars are expected to be announced over the coming months. Cameron is describing it as “investigative”, “exciting”, and designed to “bring people the truth.”

It will certainly be interesting to see how this impacts public opinion over climate change. Do you think it will be as big as An Inconvenient Truth was, or even bigger? Will you be watching?

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