Discovery Channel and BBC to Co-Produce 'History of the World' Miniseries

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Discovery Channel and BBC announced Wednesday the joint production of a new eight-part series, History of the World, set to premiere in 2013.

The series will explore the origins of human civilization, spanning the ice age to the 21st century, with CGI technology and on-location footage from five continents.

History of the World is co-produced by Discovery Channel and BBC. Susan Winslow serves as executive producer for Discovery; for BBC, Chris Granlund will serve as executive producer with Kathryn Taylor as series producer.