ZDF Enterprises and Arte to co-produce new climate change documentary Surviving Hothouse Earth

Mainz, February 21st, 2022

Production has started this month on a new mini series, Surviving Hothouse Earth (3 x 50’), that takes a different approach in tackling the issue of climate change. The three-parter is produced by Bilderfest Factual Entertainment for ZDF in association with Arte and ZDF Enterprises who also hold international distribution rights.

The documentary takes a look into our planet’s distant past in order to understand it’s present and unravel our destiny. Earth’s climate has always undergone changes, but for the first time, humanity is determining these developments. With global warming increasing, many climate researchers assume that the Earth is heading for a new Hothouse period. By studying previous phases in the planet’s history, scientists hope to find clues to how we could survive in the future.

Ralf Rueckauer, Vice President ZDFE.unscripted, ZDF Enterprises, said “With climate change being the biggest challenge we face today, Surviving Hothouse Earth will offer a fascinating insight on the scientific research that is being undertaken to help mankind find a solution. It will also give audiences a vision of what life would be like in a Hothouse period.”

Each of the three episodes addresses a separate topic covering Oceans, Land and Civilization. Interviews with international experts, CGI elements and satellite image-based animations will help viewers understand the complex scientific concepts and transport them visually into a future that humans have never experienced before


About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 and is responsible for worldwide program distribution, international co-productions, program acquisition as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for broadcaster ZDF, and for third parties. Bound into a strong group of 30 direct and indirect subsidiaries and affiliated companies, ZDF Enterprises manages the largest German-language program stock worldwide and an impressive portfolio of international productions, consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. ZDF Enterprises provides a comprehensive, full-service offering and covers every step in the chain of creation and exploitation of successful content, from development to production and marketing.

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Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, e-mail: christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.dewww.zdf-enterprises.de.