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Greta Thunberg’s New TV Show Plans To Change The World, One Screen At A Time

Refinery29 logoRefinery29 11/02/2020 Asia Ewart

Getty © Getty Getty At only 17-years-old, environmental activist Greta Thunberg has a beyond impressive resume to her name: globally applauded speaker, TIME’s youngest ever Person of the Year, Twitter clapback queen, and now, television star.

BBC Studios’ Science Unit announced on Monday that Thunberg would be getting her own TV show that highlights her journey to bring awareness to the world on climate change’s multiple effects on Earth. The series will follow Thunberg as she travels to around the world, speaking with scientists and climate change experts to discuss the impacts of climate’s global decline and what humans can do to reverse climate change in its current form.

Gallery: Meet Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old making waves on climate change (USA Today)

Thunberg will also speak with politicians and business leaders about their present and future roles regarding climate change. The as-of-yet untitled show will follow Thunberg as she navigates the waters of young adulthood, too. Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at Thunberg’s life as a teenager dealing with living in both a scrutinising and celebrated spotlight and how she handles it all. While the Nobel Peace Prize nominee hasn’t made her own statement on the show, she did retweet the BBC’s announcement of the series:

“To be able to do this with Greta is an extraordinary privilege, getting an inside view on what it’s like being a global icon and one of the most famous faces on the planet,” BBC Studios executive producer Rob Lidell, who will work as a producer on the show, stated regarding the show.

During Monday’s announcement at the BBC Showcase trade show in Liverpool, the company highlighted Thunberg’s “worldwide renown” over the past several years. Her increasing visibility at global protests and sit-ins, online, and at public events like the United Nations’ climate summit in 2019 has been a driving force behind the show’s production. But, Thunberg’s activism and passion have been applauded just as often as they’ve been criticised, so the forthcoming series will turn the lens on her and her process.

a person wearing a blue shirt and smiling at the camera © Provided by Refinery29 2020 has been off to a good start for Thunberg with the news of her upcoming series. The activist has just been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, making her a two-time nominee of the honour. If she wins, she would be the 18th woman to ever receive the award in history.

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