Darren Aronofsky to Shoot Series in Space for National Geographic Channel

“One Strange Rock” also hails from Nutopia’s Jane Root

Out of this world: Darren Aronofsky is set to film a series in space for National Geographic Channel.

Nutopia’s Jane Root and Protozoa Pictures’ Ari Handel will also participate on the ambitious “One Strange Rock,” which will film for 100 weeks.

The Arif Nurmohamed and Peter Lovering show will use innovative micro- and macro-photography technology and bring cameras where they’ve never been before, to explore how the particularities of Earth’s unique history made it ideally suited as a cradle for life and to demonstrate how the planet’s biological, chemical and physical systems form an interdependent equilibrium, sustaining all the wonders of the living world we know.

“With the superbly creative minds and talents of Darren, Jane, Arif and Peter, we’re going to transport viewers on a mind-bending and thrilling visual adventure that will amaze and surprise,” said Courteney Monroe, chief executive officer, National Geographic Global Networks.

“‘One Strange Rock’ explores how intricate, interwoven and fragile life as we know it is on Earth and how rare it may be in the universe,” added Aronofsky. “The more we appreciate how awe-inspiring the development of life on this planet has been, the more likely we are to become inspired stewards of the home that sustains it.”

“We’re thrilled to once again partner with National Geographic to tell an incredible story about our strange planet,” said Root. “We’re going to combine dramatic visual storytelling and real science to tell the story of our planet Earth and focus on the unbelievable ‘coincidences,’ and the complex, unlikely connections that all had to happen to create complex life.”

For National Geographic Channel, executive producer is Matt Renner and president of original programming and production is Tim Pastore.