U.K. and U.S. Deals for Shipwreck Graveyard Documentary (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 4/6/2019 | Stewart Clarke
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Channel 4 has snagged the U.K. rights to a documentary series about an expedition to the depths of the Black Sea and a shipwreck graveyard that includes what is thought to be the oldest intact wreck ever found. “Lost Worlds: Deeper into the Black Sea” has also already been picked up by Discovery in the U.S.

The two-parter was three years in the making. David Belton and Andy Byatt, whose credits include the Emmy and Bafta-winning series “Blue Planet,” made the 4K series under the Black Sea Films banner. They used cutting edge underwater filming technology to capture images from over a mile below the surface, including of the 2,400 Greek ship reckoned to be the oldest intact wreck.

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The filmmakers followed the Black Sea Marine Archaeology Project (MAP), the world’s biggest ever maritime archaeological expedition. In...
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