BBC to make Greta Thunberg documentary series

Pablo Tucker
February 13, 2020

Announcing the series, BBC Studios" Executive Rob Liddell said: "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.

Despite many praising the Swedish teenager's activism, there have been many who've criticised Thunberg, including U.S. president Donald Trump, TV presenter Piers Morgan and music star Meat Loaf. Since then, the 17-year-old has made major waves in the area of climate action and has gained many adoring followers along the way.

The Thunberg collection can be made by BBC Studios' science unit and, in addition to following her worldwide local weather campaign, it's going to characteristic a refrain of specialists laying out the science behind her mission.

The series, which will be produced by the BBC Studio's science unit, is set to follow Greta as she is confronted by the consequences of inaction.

Thunberg has spoken about the environment at the United Nations General Assembly last September, at the World Economic Forum last month in Davos, Switzerland, and at the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid in December.

No broadcaster is yet attached to the BBC series, while the number of episodes and working title are also yet to be determined. Either way, there is no denying the influence that Thunberg now has, with the Swedish teenager even winning TIME Person of the Year for 2019.

Thunberg's journey is also being documented in the upcoming Hulu documentary, "Greta", which also showcases her early school strike in Stockholm to her efforts to parliaments and worldwide protests.

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