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The Americas to star in NBC nature series 'The New World'

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Posted at 4:40 AM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 04:40:29-05

PASADENA, Calif. — The Americas are getting the star treatment.

NBC said Saturday it’s ordered a 10-part series, “The New World,” that will explore the wilderness and wildlife of North, Central and South America.

It’s set to air in 2024. launching after the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.

NBC said the series will take viewers on a journey across the land mass that is home to the greatest variety of life on the planet.

Veteran producer Mike Gunton, whose credits include “Planet Earth II,” is making “The New World” for BBC Studios Natural History Unit, in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio.