CuriosityStream has pre-bought the six-part documentary series Planet of Treasures: A History of Mankind from ZDF Enterprises.
Each one-hour episode of the 4K series will take viewers on a journey around the globe that highlights the world’s most impressive man-made monuments. The show will be available on CuriosityStream in 2020.
Cambridge historian Sir Christopher Clark (The Story of Europe) leads the adventure, which stops at places like the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and various other cultural heritage sites. Produced by Interscience, written by Gero von Boehm and executive produced by Bernhard von Dadelsen and Ricarda Schlosshan, the docuseries will use laser scans and 3D animation to show cross-sections of ancient monuments.
Ralf Rueckauer, VP of ZDFE.unscripted at ZDF Enterprises, said: “Planet of Treasures is a rollercoaster ride of stunning images combined with gripping stories and astonishing historical insights. It is the perfect series for CuriosityStream, and we are glad to see it has found its ideal home with our long-standing partner.”
Steve Burns, chief content officer for CuriosityStream, added: “This series is an endeavor to paint a vivid and accurate portrait of some of the most astonishing places on our planet. For some of them, it may be the last or even the only chance to be documented—many are under grave threat from war and terror, as well as climate change. It’s a unique chance to bring the world’s most incredible sites to our audience while at the same time, tracing the gripping story of the rise of human civilization—and its consequences.”