As cinephiles patiently wait for Darren Aronofsky’s next feature film, it appears the auteur will be the latest high profile filmmaker to make his way to the small screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aronofsky is teaming up with the National Geographic Channel and Nutopia’s Jane Root for the ambitious event series "One Strange Rock."
The series will film for 100 weeks around the world and in outer space, while incorporating different kinds of photographic technology in its production and bringing cameras to limits they’ve never seen before. Joining Aronofsky are executive producers Ari Handel of the director’s Protozoa Picture, Scott Franklin, Arif Nurmohamed ("How to Build a Planet") and Peter Lovering ("The 90s: The Last Great Decade").
"We’re going to transport viewers on a mind-bending and thrilling visual adventure that will amaze and surprise," said National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe to THR.
Added Aronofsky: "’One Strange Rock’ explores how intricate, interwoven and fragile life as we know it is on Earth and how rare it may be in the universe. The more we appreciate how awe-inspiring the development of life on this planet has been, the more likely we are to become inspired stewards of the home that sustains it."