• Titles acquired from leading US, UK and Australian producers

Red Arrow Studios International has secured global distribution rights for three innovative new factual shows from a host of award-winning creators, as part of its Spring/Summer 2020 slate. The new titles joining the company’s non-scripted roster are: The Secret History of World War II, Life 2.0 and How Factories Changed the World.

A production for UK broadcaster Channel 5 and Histoire in France, The Secret History of World War II (6 x 1 hour), produced by Woodcut Media, is a compelling six-part history documentary series looking at the hidden stories of this devastating war. The Secret History of World War II uses insightful and poignant first-hand accounts, recreations and expert interviews to unveil the moving stories lost in the fog of war.

Also joining Red Arrow’s dynamic slate is anthology factual science title Life 2.0 (11 x 22’), produced by Steve Rotfeld Productions for FOX in the US. Life 2.0 takes a deep and thought-provoking dive into such topics as the future of human life extension, the rise of ‘cyborgism’ and the transformative impact of virtual reality, revealing some of the most mind-blowing scientific breakthroughs occurring in the world today.

Alongside this is factual history series How Factories Changed the World (5 x 50’), which explores the rise of the factory over the ages. Produced by Wildbear Entertainment for NTV (Germany), the series looks at how the factory has grown from humble beginnings, continuously reinventing itself to remain at the cutting edge of science and design, with each episode delving into at a different industry or innovation: from the evolution of car manufacturing to the role of factories in the rise of mass consumption.

Alex Fraser, EVP Acquisitions and Content Investment, Red Arrow Studios International, said: “All three of our new factual shows are both informative and entertaining, opening new worlds and, through outstanding research, tell untold stories with a real passion for their respective fields. There is a clear global appetite for factual content and we believe these ambitious new titles will resonate with audiences internationally.”

Other factual titles represented by Red Arrow Studios International include The Weekly, produced by The New York Times & Left/Right for FX and Hulu (US); Dog’s Most Wanted, produced by Dorsey Pictures and Entertainment by Bonnie and Clyde for WGN America, and The Curse of the Vologne produced by Elephant Group for France 3.

The new factual titles join the wider launch of Red Arrow’s Spring/Summer 2020 Programs and Formats catalogs, across a range of scripted, unscripted and formats. View the new catalogs here >

Visit the Factual section of Red Arrow’s Screening Website.