Innovative, premium television on a global scale
Founded in 2008 by Jane Root, former President of Discovery Networks US, Controller of BBC2 and co-founder of Wall to Wall, Nutopia is known for creating groundbreaking factual shows on a global scale.
From the company’s inception, Nutopia was at the forefront of the industry creating a new genre of television – the ‘megadoc’ – which combines epic cinematography and action-driven drama with high-end documentary and A list talent. The first of these was the Emmy Award-winning America: Story of US, which gained critical plaudits and record-breaking ratings success. The Story of Us format has sold globally in many international markets.
Nutopia has a proven track record of critical achievement including the extraordinary 12-part series Mankind The Story of All of Us for History Channel; landmark Emmy Award-winning series How We Got to Now; and two series of the ratings hit Finding Jesus. Fact. Faith. Forgery for CNN.
Recent broadcast successes include The World According to Jeff Goldblum, quirky host-led social history for Disney+; lavish drama-doc The Last Czars for Netflix, which vividly re-tells the story of the downfall of the Romanov dynasty; and epic One Strange Rock for National Geographic, natural history/science collaboration with director Darren Aronofsky, hosted by Will Smith.
Currently in production we’re working on Limitless with Chris Hemsworth and season 2 of One Strange Rock for National Geographic, season 2 of The World According to Jeff Goldblum for Disney+, and unannounced series for both History Channel and Amazon.
Other recent credits include Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist (HBO, Channel 4), Jesus: His Life (History), Civilisations (BBC, PBS), The Great American Read (PBS), America: Promised Land (History US), Beyond Reasonable Doubt (CNN), and Africa’s Great Civilisations (PBS).
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