“She lives a teenage life like no other”: Greta Thunberg to get her own TV series
BBC Studios has announced a new documentary series about Greta Thunberg, following the 17-year-old’s “international crusade” with environmental campaigning.
The new show will see Thunberg meet with scientists, politicians and businesspeople to explore the evidence around climate change. It also promises to share her “journey into adulthood” and some “quiet moments” as she prepares her speeches and “lives a teenage life like no other”.
“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,” executive producer Rob Liddell said in a statement Monday.
“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.”
The title and number of episodes are yet to be determined.
Thunberg is also the subject of a Hulu documentary airing this year, Deadline reported.
Thunberg came into prominence after she began organising school climate strikes in 2018. She has since addressed the UN Climate Action Summit and been named Person of the Year for 2019 by Time magazine.
The climate activist has argued that too little is being done by political leaders to address rising global temperatures.
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