Zespa Closes Deal on Years of Living Dangerously


Zespa has closed another deal for Electus International, bringing the awarding-winning documentary series on climate change, Years of Living Dangerously, to the Chinese state broadcaster, China Central Television (CCTV).

Years of Living Dangerously won an Emmy Award in 2014 as Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. The series was executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and clean energy investor and environmental activist Daniel Abbasi. The first season consists of 9 episodes and premiered on April 13, 2014 on Showtime.

Each weekly episode features a celebrity investigator or well-known journalist, each with a history of environmental activism, travelling across the US and around the world visiting areas affected by global warming to interview experts and ordinary people, seeking solutions to the effects of global warming. These celebrities include Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Ian Somerhalder, Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, Michael C. Hall, Olivia Munn and Schwarzenegger himself. The journalists include Lesley Stahl, Thomas Friedman, Chris Hayes and Mark Bittman. The final episode of season 1 featured an interview with President Barack Obama by Friedman.

The full series is now being translated and subtitled in China, scheduled to be aired in 2016 on CCTV.