ISIS Scripted Drama Ordered at NatGeo

NatGeo and UK broadcaster Channel 4 are teaming up to produce a limited, scripted series based on the terrorist organization ISIS.

Per our sister site Deadline, the untitled drama will explore the fact-inspired, fictitious tale of four British men and women who join the Islamic State in Raqqah, Syria. The four-part program will be helmed by writer/director Peter Kosminsky (Wolf Hall), and is expected to debut in 2017.

“After a year of extensive research, Peter has written a fascinating fictional story that sheds light on an unknown and unimaginable world,” said Beth Willis, Channel 4 drama boss via statement. Carolyn Bernstein, NetGeo EVP, added that Kosminsky’s scripts take a “bold, unblinking approach to telling the fact-based stories of young ISIS recruits and offer an authentic and nuanced look inside one of the most serious global threats we face today.”

Thoughts on NetGeo’s ISIS drama? Cast your vote below.

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6 Comments
  1. Wendy says:

    Poor taste to the extreme.

  2. KLS says:

    If it were a documentary by a notable news outlet, yes, I might be interested, but a scripted show? Why give them the publicity? Beyond bad taste.

  3. Helen says:

    So much wrong with this. I can’t imagine why this would even be considered.

  4. LynnH says:

    Not even remotely interested watching this.

  5. A fan of TV says:

    Pass! I’d rather watch an hours-long dramatization of a kid getting slapped by a stranger (and I passed on that crap, too).

  6. Jake says:

    This is disgrace and disrespectful to all the families around the world whom have lost loved ones to these terrorist. Why in the world would someone think this was a good idea? I hope they axe this idea.