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Arrow Lands CuriosityStream Commission


SVOD platform CuriosityStream has commissioned Arrow Media to produce the four-episode Speed, exploring the breakthroughs that transformed transportation.

Speed is the quintessential CuriosityStream project; as it combines historical and technological insights with mesmerizing visuals and engrossing storytelling for programming that is hugely entertaining and thoroughly enlightening,” said John Hendricks, chairman and founder of CuriosityStream. “We partnered with Arrow Media to produce Speed using heart-pounding action to connect the transportation methods of our distant ancestors to our dreams of how we could travel in the future.”

The four-parter marks Arrow’s first commission from CuriosityStream. It premieres in April with host Sean Riley.

“Tracking down rare examples of historic vehicles and getting access to the latest technologies still in development meant traveling around the world non-stop for months and following the story wherever it took us,” said Riley. “I’m passionate about helping people better understand both where we’ve been and where we’re going—and connecting how science and technology drive our modern-day world.”

Speed is the remarkable story of innovative engineers who never took no for an answer and who have defined our world,” said Ash Potterton, executive producer at Arrow Media. “These great minds made it their life’s work to create machines whose speed would have a profound impact on humanity. Led by engineer Sean Riley, we take a journey through time to explore the challenges these creators faced—and how the current generation is trying to take us even faster. The series exemplifies the kind of programming at which Arrow excels: high-quality, rich factual content which engages audiences worldwide.”

Tom Brisley, creative director at Arrow Media, noted, “Bringing scientific invention, innovation and progress to life for a global audience is at the heart of Arrow Media’s programming experience. CuriosityStream is one of the leading factual platforms in the world and we are honored to be working with them on such a prestigious series.”

About Mansha Daswani

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