In 1908 a massive explosion rocked the remote Siberian territory of Tunguska. A meteor or comet struck the Earth and in its wake laid waste to some 80 million trees over an area of 830 square miles. Perfect setting for a new show entitled “Siberia,” no?
From the Press Release:
NBC has acquired the one-hour series “Siberia” from Sierra/Engine Television and Oscar-nominated producer Michael Ohoven’s Infinity Films. The series will premiere Monday, July 1st, at 10 p.m. ET.
“NBC immediately saw the potential in ‘Siberia,’ and this acquisition truly exemplifies the quality of this groundbreaking series. We are excited to bring it to their viewers,” said executive producer Chris Philip, who also serves as CEO for Sierra/Engine Television.
“We created the series as a dramatic human experiment shot under difficult conditions, and we are thrilled to see it on NBC,” said Ohoven.
“The concept of survival, when mysterious elements are at play, makes for a compelling show,” said Jeff Bader, President, Program Planning, Strategy and Research for NBC Entertainment. “We believe a scripted series that offers an insightful behind-the-scenes view of how a reality concept comes together — especially when things don’t go according to plan — will connect with our audience in a very satisfying way.”
In 1908 a meteor hit deep into the remote Siberian territory of Tunguska. Now, more than 100 years later, 16 contestants descend on Tunguska unknowing of the land’s mysterious past. When a contestant is badly injured and no help arrives, the contestants are met with the chilling realization that the strange occurrences are not part of the show. With their safety threatened, competing contestants must band together in an effort to survive.
“Siberia” is an Infinity Films Production in association with Sierra/Engine Television and Welldone Productions. Executive producers are Ohoven, Slava Jakovleff, and Philip. The series was created by Matthew Arnold.
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