Nat Geo to Air American High School


The six-part series American High School, which follows the major milestones in typical teen life, has scored a slot on National Geographic for a U.S. premiere.

The series was originally produced by Swan Productions for BBC Three in the U.K. It is set in a South Carolina school, which has a predominantly African-American student body, and follows the stories of seven lead characters. The show was licensed to Nat Geo by all3media International.

“We are delighted to be working with Swan on this important and revealing title,” said Maartje Horchner, the executive VP of content at all3media International. “Joe and Neil are an inspired duo, who make award-winning programs that reveal and entertain. American High School is an example of their outstanding voice; we are very proud to have the series in our catalog and delighted that our U.S. office has found such a good home for the show in National Geographic in the U.S.A.”

“We’re delighted that all3media International has negotiated a deal with Nat Geo to enable the U.S. transmission of American High School,” said Joe Evans, founder and managing director of Swan and exec producer on the series. “Everyone involved in the production is incredibly proud of it, particularly the insight it gives into the lives of young African-Americans, and we’re certain that these moving coming-of-age stories will have a universal resonance.”