Cineflix Rights has sealed a deal with Nutopia to distribute the blue-chip science series Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer.
Set to air on PBS in the U.S., the four-part production explores the innovations in science and medicine that have doubled the human lifespan. It is presented by best-selling author Steven Johnson (The Ghost Map, How We Got to Now) and historian and broadcaster David Olusoga (Civilisations, Black and British: A Forgotten History).
“Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer is a fascinating exploration of how pioneering historical approaches and groundbreaking medical triumphs provide a blueprint for the future as we continue our efforts to live longer and healthier lives,” said Richard Life, head of acquisitions at Cineflix Rights. “It is the perfect program for our times and produced to the exceptional quality for which Nutopia is renowned. We are delighted to be partnering with them on what will be a highlight of our spring and summer launch.”
Carl Griffin, managing director at Nutopia, added, “Now more than ever, we need a show that provides thoughtful research and clarity on issues surrounding public health. Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer tells the untold story of the innovations in science and medicine that doubled the human lifespan in under a century and celebrates the unsung heroes who made this happen. We look forward to working with Cineflix Rights to further the worldwide exposure of this timely series.”
Funding for the series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, CDC Foundation, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the New Venture Fund and PBS.