Electus Acquires International Rights to Showtime Doc 'Years of Living Dangerously' (Exclusive)

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The eight-part climate change series, narrated by Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Arnold Schwarzenegger, bows stateside in 2014.

Electus has secured the international rights to Showtime's upcoming environmental documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously.

The eight-part event series, executive produced by James Cameron and Jerry Weintraub, will make its U.S. debut on the cable network in April 2014. It counts Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and fellow ep Arnold Schwarzenegger among its narrators. Each installment will explore the effects of climate change in different parts of the world.

“The drastic effects that climate change is having on our world is a global problem, and nobody can tell that story better than James Cameron, Joel Bach, David Gelber and Dan Abbasi,” said John Pollak, President of Electus International, the global distribution arm of the IAC-owned company. “To have some of Hollywood's biggest filmmakers and celebrities involved  makes this an incredible television event series that  will highlight  a topic that will continue to impact future generations.”

The series should have international appeal, with the narrative chronicling people affected by global warming in multiple U.S. states as well as the Middle East, Africa, the Andes, the North Pole, Indonesia, Bangladesh and the South Pacific.

“In addition to our core coverage of the dramatic climate change story in the USA the Years team has crisscrossed the globe to  uncover gripping stories. We couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Electus’ passionate and experienced team to extend our distribution reach to a truly global audience,” said other ep and climate change expert Daniel Abbasi.

Electus International plans to roll out the finished tape format at October's MIPCOM conference.