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.”
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